Do I need a Film Permit?
Unless you are filming in a licensed film studio, a valid Film Permit issued by the City of Lake Elsinore Community Services Department is required for all shoots on public and private property. Even if the location is a private residence or business, a Film Permit is required.
If the venue is outside of the City of Lake Elsinore city limits, a Riverside County permit is needed, rather than a City of Lake Elsinore Permit, please contact Riverside Filming Commission at email@example.com
Applying for a Film Permit
Applications for a film permit must be filed with Melissa Houtz, Special Events Coordinator a minimum of seven (7) working days in advance of the date filming activity to begin. If such activity interferes with traffic or involves stunts, special effects, or is deemed extraordinary, an application must be submitted at least ten (10) working days in advance and sixteen (16) working days in advance for road closures.
Special Events Coordinator & Filming Liaison
(951) 674-3124 EXT. 292.
DOWNLOAD: Permit Application
DOWNLOAD: Location Contract
Are there fees?
The City charges a $50.00 application fee once approved.
$1 million liability insurance with clause to additionally insure the City of Lake Elsinore, its officials and representatives. Student productions must provide insurance from the school they attend.
Your Property In A Starring Role:
If you are a property owner in the City of Lake Elsinore and you would be interested in having your home or business featured in a commercial, television show or movie, you may register your property with our local library of film sites.
Location scouts searching for just the right site might choose your property from our registry and your house or business can have a starring role!
DOWNLOAD: Property Interest Packet
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