As a production center for the motion picture and television industry, the City of Burbank actively promotes a positive atmosphere for production companies wishing to film within the City limits. A film permit is required for all filming done within the City of Burbank. We have a simplified permit procedure designed to coordinate all your production needs with City health and safety requirements. The following clearly outlines permit procedures and restrictions for filming in the City of Burbank.
To initiate the permit procedure, a film company must:
Contact the Traffic Bureau of the Burbank Police Department at 818-238-3105, no less than 72 business hours prior to start of proposed filming.
Complete the film permit application form. Supply description of desired location and type of production activity. Email, fax, or apply on-line 72 business hours prior to proposed filming date.
If necessary, any affected City department (Public Works, City Hall, etc.) must be contacted by a film company representative for departmental approval.
A production company representative must complete our application process online. Appropriate forms must be signed and fees collected before actual filming begins.