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.