Permits

The Riverside County Film Permit is for use in unincorporated areas and county owned properties only. Basic permits can be processed in 1-3 days. If your permit requires additional authorization from Fire, Roads, Police etc, please allow 5-7 days. 3-4 weeks for full road closure. If you are requesting to film in a county building, it is preferable that you allow 10 days for processing. In addition, there will be a refundable cleaning/damage deposit for use of all county owned buildings.

If you are filming within a city limit, please see Cities Permit Information List above or contact our office to be directed to the appropriate film permit officer for that particular city. info@filmriversidecounty.com or (951) 955-2044.

If you are filming on a State Hwy, please call CalTrans (800) 858-4749 x104 and CHP (800) 858-4749 x103. Please contact the California Film Commission to process the film permit. David Booth 800-858-4749 x104  http://www.film.ca.gov/Permits.htm.

If you are filming in the forest areas, other than private property, you will need a permit from the Forest Service. Please contact Ranger John Ladley for the San Bernadino National Forest (Idyllwild, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains) - (909) 382-2934 or email jladley@fs.fed.us

If you are interested in filming at one of our County Parks, please follow this link and click on Permits/Film to fill out a Location Request Form. This will allow our Parks Department to best assist you with your filming needs.     http://www.rivcoparks.org/reservations/special-events/film/. You will also need to submit a County Film Permit Application.

 

           
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