Film/Still Photo Permits

Filming and commercial still photography in the City of La Cañada Flintridge is regulated by Chapter 6.04 of the Municipal Code.

All those wishing to engage in motion picture, radio and television production (e.g., feature films and non-current news radio and television shows), and/or commercial still photography activity (e.g., photos to be used for commercial ads in various publications, such as magazines or catalogs) within the City limits must complete a Film/Still Photo Permit application by 12:00 pm at least five business days (excluding holidays) in advance of the scheduled start date. The Film/Still Photo Permit process is intended to regulate motion picture, radio, television, and commercial still photography as a business activity in the City. 

The initial Film/Still Photo Permit application is completed in two steps and is not considered complete until both steps are fulfilled.  

    1) The production company must complete the City's online application.
    2) The production company must submit the Permission to Use Property for Film Production form AND proof of insurance by email to or hand deliver to City Hall.  Please see Municipal Code Chapter 6.04.060 for the City's insurance requirements.

Once submitted, City staff will contact the production company regarding fees and other requirements to complete the permit. 

Film production/still photography activity is generally permitted from 7 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday. Under certain conditions, filming may be permitted from 6 AM through 11:59 PM Monday through Saturday. Filming is prohibited on Sunday, holidays or from 12 AM to 5:59 AM.

Application Fee $100.00
Neighborhood Notification Fee $1 per notice
Permit fee $100.00
Public Right of Way/City Property Use Fee  $1,500.00 (per day)
Traffic Engineer Review(if applicable) $175 per hour