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Permitting

As of March 19, 2020, a "Safer at Home" Public Health Order was issued in San Bernardino County. In accordance with this Health Order, the Film Office will not be accepting or processing applications for on-location permits for the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County until further notice. For questions, please contact Marsha Serrano at Marsha.Serrano@eda.sbcounty.gov.

San Bernardino County's Film Office

San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency 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.

Permit Coordination

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.

Locate Parcel Information

“San Bernardino County remains one of my favorites when I’m looking to explore its riches—ranging from the desolate desert to forested alpine meadows. It is rare to be able to find such scenic opportunities so closely accessible both to each other and to major media and transportation hubs.”
- Scott Downing, producer, Image Grove Productions

COVID-19 UPDATE

San Bernardino County is responding to the spread of a respiratory illness caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus, several County-operated attractions will close temporarily and several county departments will offer services only online and over the phone, closing their public offices until at least April 3, effective immediately.

For producers interested in filming in San Bernardino County, our office remains open from Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are available by phone or email. The following attractions are closed to the public until April 3rd:

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge
  • County branch libraries
  • County museums and historical sites
  • County Regional Parks, including Calico Ghost Town
  • Park and recreation district preschools in Big Bear and Joshua Tree

Private property locations may be closed to filming depending on the property owner’s discretion.

In alignment with local and state regulations, we are restricting cast and crew sizes to no more than 50 people onsite.

We ask for production companies to practice good hygiene:

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • If a crew member is sick, have them stay home
  • Following guidance from public health officials.

Additional measures may be taken and announced to the public in the coming days.

For more information, please visit the following:

Application Downloads

San Bernardino Film Permit Application

San Bernardino Film Permit Application View PDF

Waiver of Subrogation Rights - Hold Harmless

Waiver of Subrogation Rights - Hold Harmless View PDF

Insurance Coverage Specifications

Insurance Coverage Specifications View PDF

Drone Requirements

Drone Requirements View PDF

Insurance Requirements and Description

Insurance Requirements and Description View PDF

San Bernardino County Credits Agreement

San Bernardino County Credits Agreement View PDF

San Bernardino County Stipulations for Regional Parks

San Bernardino County Stipulations for Regional Parks View PDF

San Bernardino County Animal Stipulations revised

San Bernardino County Animal Stipulations revised View PDF

Private property approval form

Private property approval form View PDF

WC Waiver

WC Waiver View PDF

Auto Waiver

Auto Waiver View PDF

FAQ Workers Compensation

FAQ Workers Compensation View PDF

San Bernardino County Film Office
385 N. Arrowhead Ave., Third Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0043

Monique Carter, Monique.Carter@eda.sbcounty.gov, (909) 387 4437

or

Marsha Serrano
, Marsha.Serrano@eda.sbcounty.gov, (909) 387 4358







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