City of Orange Filming Restriction Guidelines for November and December 2019:

Due to Holiday Season events, the last day for shooting in Old Towne is November 26.   Very small films may be considered on a case-by-case basis for permitting in Old Towne up to December 5 but applications must be submitted by November 25.
The City will accept applications for filming in the rest of the City up until 10 a.m. December 12. Approval will take into consideration the size, type, and intrusiveness of the production, and is at the discretion of the Film Permit Coordinator.
Applications submitted after 10 a.m. December 15 will be considered as “received” on January 3, 2019.
No filming will be approved for December 23 through January 3.

Applying for a Permit

General Information

Film permits are required for all video/film/still photography production in the City of Orange.  There are no exceptions, and this includes (but is not limited to):
  • Feature films
  • Television series
  • Commercials
  • Student films
  • Commercial or for-profit still photography
  • Non-profit (501c 3) productions
The first step is to complete and submit a Film Permit Application.  We require 5 to 10 working days to process film permits (The amount of time will depend on the information provided by the production on the permit and the availability of staff to process the permit application.).

For additional information, except Student Film projects, contact the City of Orange Public Affairs Manager.

Student Films

For projects by students, defined as enrolled in an accredited college/university doing an assigned class project for grade or credit, contact Student Filming Coordinator.