Notice: the Oakland Film Office will be closed June 6 - 10, 2022. The first date a permit will be approved is Wednesday, June 15 upon a review period. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for the understanding.
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)
Reserved Parking Information
Reserved Parking Rates
Filming with Drones
Film Office - Neighborhood Notification template
Current Film Permit rates are listed here.