Oakland Film Office

Recently, outdoor film production was able to resume in Oakland after a six month hiatus. Complete an online permit application and we will get started on the approval process. We will try to approve the applications in six business days.

Film Office Production Planner
Oakland Film Office Website - Permit Application and Information
COVID guidelines
Study the Alameda County guidelines and submit your COVID safety plan to Oakland Film Office for review
Date Posted: September 11th, 2018 @ 9:34 AM
Last Updated: November 4th, 2020 @ 8:53 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
Film Permit Terms and Conditions (update 10.20.20)
Online film permit application (preferred method)
PDF Application form for Film Permits (for manual entry)
Insurance Requirements Reserved
Parking Information
Reserved Parking Rates
Filming with Drones

Current Film Permit rates are listed here.