Filming Permit


City of Lake Elsinore is film friendly & provides filming permits at low cost! Lake Elsinore is an ideal backdrop for television, commercial, and film production due to its "Dream Extreme" lifestyle and climate for motion picture and television filming.


Film Policies

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

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.

Melissa Houtz
Special Events Coordinator & Filming Liaison
(951) 674-3124 EXT. 292.

DOWNLOAD:  Filming Application 

DOWNLOAD: Location Contract

If using drone, required waiver/authorization from FAA

DOWNLOAD: Drone Application


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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Film Friendly Locations:

Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium

500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Featuring: Baseball field, locker rooms, concession stands, restaurant and bar.

Location Contact: Mark Beskid, Assistant General Manager of4-3166aew Storm Baseball & Events / Marketing Director

p:951.245.4487 |

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With 3,000 surface acres and over 14 miles of shoreline, Lake Elsinore is ideal for motor boating, jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking and fishing. It boasts public beaches with picnic and shade features, and plenty of safe easy-access parking.

Location Contact: Melissa Houtz, City of Lake Elsinore Special Events Coordinator and Filming Liaison

p: 951.674.3124 ext 292 I

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Launch Pointe Recreation Destination & RV Park

32040 Riverside Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Launch Pointe is the Southern California RV Camping destination place to be. It was designed to provide guests with a truly unique RV resort experience. Launch Pointe is conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Diego, off the I-15 freeway.

Location Contact: Melissa Houtz, City of Lake Elsinore Special Events Coordinator and Filming Liaison

p: 951.674.3124 ext 292 I

RV Campground I Yurt - Lodging I Vintage Trailers - Lodging I The Bobber - Restaurant 

Community Hall - Venue

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Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District 

31315 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Featuring: Lobby

Location Contact: Bonnie Woodrome, Community Affairs Supervisor 

p: 951.674.3146 ext 8274 I

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Lake Elsinore Parks 

The Community Services Department operates and maintains parks, recreation trails, and recreation facilities throughout the City. More than 120 acres are home to the eighteen developed parks, offering everything from playgrounds and barbecues to athletic fields and Skate Parks.

For a list of locations and amenities click here

Location Contact: Melissa Houtz, City of Lake Elsinore Special Events Coordinator and Filming Liaison

p: 951.674.3124 ext 292 I


Lake Elsinore Residential Properties 

Film Friendly Residential Properties