COVID-19 Update: As of June 12, 2020, crew size limitations have been lifted. Applications will be processed normally. Please note it will be incumbent on each production to adhere to the safety standards set forth by the State.
San Bernardino County's Film Office
San Bernardino County Economic Development Department specializes in obtaining film permits for the entertainment industry. Our dedication to working at production speed is priority one. We provide answers and solutions to the impossible. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are hallmarks of our service.
We will coordinate your film permit by phone or email. Our team of film permit experts will expedite your application, provide you with the necessary insurance and film permit requirements, solve any problems, keep you up to date on the process, and deliver the permit in a timely manner. Simple permits can be processed in 1-3 business days. If a permit requires additional authorization (e.g. Fire, Roads, Police, etc.) please allow 5-7 business days. A full road closure will require 4-6 weeks.
Do I need a permit when filming on private property?
Yes, a filming permit is required for all commercial filming done in the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County, or when facilities are used that belong to, are managed by or are under the jurisdiction of the County of San Bernardino. Filming permits shall unless otherwise specified herein, be required for all visual recording processes that record motion.
How do I apply?
Please click here for the Online Portal
Where can I find information on incentives?
The California Tax Credit 3.0 provides tax credits to qualified productions that are produced in the state. More information can be found on the CFC website.
Is my location in San Bernardino County?
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San Bernardino County Film Office
385 N. Arrowhead Ave., Third Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0043
Marsha Serrano, [email protected], (909) 387 4358 or (909) 387 4700