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Thank you for choosing to do business with the City of El Segundo. We are honored to be a two-time winner of the Most Business Friendly City award in Los Angeles County. Our staff offers proactive, personalized attention to the needs of businesses. Your business is very important to the economic vitality of the City’s truly one-of-a-kind business environment.

Our goal is to partner with you in producing your film and photography project by assisting you through the film permitting process and all that it entails to support a safe and successful project from start to finish with minimal impact on the community.

HELP US make your experience with El Segundo pleasant and easy by providing us with the following:


ü  Film Permit Application – Complete & Sign (Page 1 of Film Permit Application Packet)

è Must include a non-refundable $1,264.00 application fee.

ü  Notification Letter draft for approval prior to distribution. (Page 3)

è Must be delivered a minimum of ninety-six (96) hours prior to filming.

ü  Notification Declaration once letter is distributed. Complete & Sign (Page 4)

ü  A check for fees. (Page 13 & 14 for list of fees)

ü  Parking and Plot Plan – Complete (Page 6)

ü  Property Owner Consent – Complete & Sign (Page 5)

ü  Generator Permit, Contact the El Segundo Fire Department – Contact information (Page 7)

ü  Insurance: a) Certificate of Liability, b) Endorsement, c) Workers Compensation Coverage, d) Waiver of Subrogation (workers compensation). (Page 10, 11, & 12)

ü  Applicant Signature on Draft Permit (Sent to you after all of the above and City department approvals.)

***Use of any public facility within the city may require a rental or use agreement***

Lead Time: Due to notification requirements, five (5) business days minimum lead time required. Exceptions may allow for shorter lead times.

Film Permit Application Packet:  Click Here

 Filming@elsegundo.org  or  310-524-2317

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