The San Luis Obispo County Film Commission is your first point of contact for permit information. We can quickly direct you to the permitting agencies for your selected locations resulting in a quicker turnaround time all together. Each jurisdiction has its own special permitting requirements and we are here to help navigate you through the process of obtaining the correct permits for a successful shoot.
Permitting fees, processing times and requirements vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. We encourage you to contact the appropriate permitting area early in the pre-production stages for detailed information and to ensure you have the proper permits in hand by the time of production.
Arroyo Grande P:805-473-5400
Atascadero Terrie Banish P: 805-470-3490 F: 805-470-3491 Permit Application
Grover Beach Gayla Chapman P: 805-473-4555 Permit Application
Pismo Beach Jon Biggs P: 805-773-4658 Permit Application Business License Application (Contact Pismo Beach for this)
Paso Robles Shonna Howenstine P: 805-227-7236 Permit Application
Unincorporated Areas (Including Avila Beach, Cambria, Cayucos, California Valley, Carrizo Plains, Nipomo, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, Templeton) Kurry Wannagat, Filming Permit Coordinator P: 805-781-5563 SLO County Film Permit Information Sheet
Montana de Oro State Park, Morro State Park and Morro Strand State Beach Supervising Ranger: Rob Colligan 805-602-6903; Supervising Ranger: Rob Chambers 805-909-1222
San Simeon State Park and Leffingwell Landing Supervising Ranger: Rob Colligan 805-602-6903; Supervising Ranger: Rob Chambers 805-909-1222
Pismo Beach State Vehicular Recreation Area (Oceano Dunes) Dena Bellman, Park and Recreation Specialist P: 805-773-7182 Permit Application
Hearst Castle Managing Director: Jim Allen 805-712-4855
Cayucos State Beach, Pier and Parking Kurry Wannagat, Filming Permit Coordinator P: 805-781-5563
Cal Poly (Uniform Permit Application) Matt Lazier P: 805-756-7109 Permit Application
Port San Luis/Avila Julie van Hoff P: 805-595-5413 Permit Application
California Highway Patrol Kristi Cardoza E: Kristi.Cardoza@film.ca.gov
Bureau of Land Management Christina Castellon P: 661-391-6159 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
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