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Oakland Film Office

Due to the continuation of the shelter-in-place order issued for Alameda county, the Oakland Film Office is not approving film permits at this time. We will update you as the situation warrants. Feel free to drop us an email to indicate your interest in obtaining a film permit as soon as they are available (film@oaklandca.gov) Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Film Office Production Planner
Oakland Film Office Website - Permit Application and Information
Date Posted: September 11th, 2018 @ 9:34 AM
Last Updated: June 2nd, 2020 @ 3:48 PM

Interested in filming in beautiful Oakland, California?
More and more the film and television industries are deciding that Oakland is the right place for them.
We invite you to explore Oakland's unending diversity and countless options for your film projects.
To learn about filming in Oakland and to apply for a film permit, please review the Production Planner and submit your application.
Click the Film Office Production Planner link above to begin. We'll have you filming in no time.

The below documents are included in the Film Permit Production Planner:
Production Planner Check List
Terms & Conditions for Film Permits
PDF Application form for Film Permits
Insurance Requirements Reserved
Parking Information
Reserved Parking Rates
Filming with Drones
Current Film Permit rates are listed here.