Filing for a film permit in Los Angeles | von Brunn Media

Filing for a film permit in Los Angeles

Thank you for coordinating your film permit request through von Brunn Media. This information sheet has been prepared to shed light on the permit application process and to assist us in providing you with the best possible customer service.

The following guidelines apply.



  • Permit applications must be received by us at least four (4) working days prior to your first proposed date of filming, unless it involves requests for sign posting for parking or single lane/full-street closures.

  • When requesting signs to be posted for street parking, five (5) working days notice are required, and your application must be received in our office by 4:00 p.m. PST

  • Single lane and full-street closures require additional time to process. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the amount of lead time needed based on the extent of your request. 



  • All submissions must include all information requested, including: email address, fax number, prep and strike dates, summary of scene, and Thomas Bros. Guide map page and grid numbers for each location.

  • Parking sign posting requests must include all of the following information as follows:

    Thomas Bros. map page & grid number
    Side of the Street (N/S for “North Side” and B/S for “Both Sides”, etc.) Street Name & Type (AVE., ST., DR., BLVD., ETC.)
    Dates and Hours Requested

  • If an application section does not apply to your project, please indicate by entering N/A (not applicable) in the space.


  • Proof of insurance meeting the requirements of all jurisdictions in which you plan to film must be on file before processing of your application can begin.



  • Permit application and rider fees are non-refundable. This fee is assessed once processing has begun by a production coordinator. Once your permit or rider has been processed for release, payment is required on the entire amount due (including all municipal fees & deposits), regardless of whether your plans have changed.

  • If you decide to cancel your permit or rider application after processing has begun, you will be held responsible for payment of all fees already applied. These fees usually include, but are not limited to, the non-refundable application fee, processing fee, posting & notification fees that have already been completed.

  • Although the basic application fee is $625 for filming and $60 for still photography, there will likely be additional fees associated with your permit depending on your choice of locations and the activities you plan to film. A partial list of fees is available on our website; for more information about fees, you must call us.

Start your application online (for multiple locations - file this paper form)