Filming in Hollywood

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Thank you for considering the City of Hollywood for your filming location. A film permit is necessary to conduct a film, video or still photography shoot on a public right-of-way or other public property in the City of Hollywood. 

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment processes all film permit applications. It liaises with City of Hollywood departments to facilitate production needs, ensure compliance with City regulations, and provide important information to help keep film projects on schedule and on budget. The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment also provides guidelines, details, restrictions, and recommendations for film permits. Submitted film permit applications will then be reviewed and either approved or declined by the City of Hollywood Office of Communications, Marketing, and Economic Development.

Visit the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment website for more information on how to apply for a film permit.

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Depending on the size, scope, and location of the proposed production, the City may require applicants to pay fees consisting of:

  • City Park Usage Fees
  • Generator / Fire Inspection Fees
  • Parking Fees
  • Police Detail Permit and Service Fees

Permit Requirements

The following are the basic requirements needed to secure a film permit in the City of Hollywood, additional requirements may be needed based on the complexity/nature of the proposed production: 

Certificate of Insurance including the following:


  • A policy that provides at least $1 million of Comprehensive General Liability
  • Certificate holder should be named as follows: 
  • City of Hollywood, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020
  • Name of the insurance company
  • Name of the insured production company
  • Policy number and dates of coverage

Note: For General Liability only, the certificate holder is noted as an additional insured with respect to claims arising out of the operation of the named insured.

Completed film permit application including the following:

  • Approximate budget
  • Dates and times of filming/production
  • Description of scenes
  • Parking requirements (number and types of vehicles)
  • Size of cast and crew
  • Requested location for production
  • A complete film permit application and Certificate of Insurance should be submitted to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment a minimum of (5) five working days before the scheduled shoot. 
  • If the location is in a residential area or impacts nearby businesses, you will be required to distribute a notification letter to all affected by the shoot as far in advance as possible.

  • Location maps may be requested depending on the project.
  • The permit must be signed by an authorized representative of your company.
  • When all of the City's requirements for a film permit are met and any associated fees paid, the permit will be approved by the City and issued through the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward Office of Film and Entertainment.
  • Large-scale productions such as feature films may require a coordination meeting between a production representative and various City Departments prior to a film permit being issued.