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The Film Office is an advocate for all kinds of productions, from major feature films and television series to commercials, music videos, documentaries and student films. We provide permits and many services to assist your project, and we look forward to working with you.

Permit FAQs

These are the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that the Film Office receives. We have provided answers to help you with any filming-related questions that you may have.

Permit Applications

Filming in San Francisco requires the submission of a Permit Application Use Agreement.

Insurance Requirements

San Francisco has specific requirements related the insurance documents required for the issuance of a permit.


We have compiled this information to assist you with ascertaining costs for your budgeting process.

Filming Guidelines

Enter this section to get more information about filming guidelines, green filming and the economic impact of production.