Film Permits

Film SLO CAL 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.

City Permits

Arroyo Grande Mike Martinez P:805-473-5400

Atascadero Terrie Banish P: 805-470-3490 F: 805-470-3491

Grover Beach Gayla Chapman P: 805-473-4555

Morro Bay Edward Gallardo P: 805-772-6278; F: 805.772.2693 Permit Application

Pismo Beach Elsa Perez P: 805-773-4658 Permit Application Business License Application (Contact Pismo Beach for this)

Paso Robles Shonna Howenstine P: 805-227-7236

San Luis Obispo Devin Hyfield P: 805-781-7295 Permit Application

County Permits

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

State Permits

Montana de Oro State Park, Morro State Park and Morro Strand State Beach Supervising Ranger: Rob Colligan P: 805-602-6903; Supervising Ranger: Rob Chambers P: 805-909-1222 Permit Application

San Simeon State Park and Leffingwell Landing Supervising Ranger: Rob Colligan P: 805-602-6903; Supervising Ranger: Rob Chambers P: 805-909-1222 Permit Application

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 P: 805-712-4855

Cayucos State Beach, Pier and Parking Kurry Wannagat, Filming Permit Coordinator P: 805-781-5563

Other Locations

Cal Poly (Uniform Permit Application) Matt Lazier P: 805-756-7109 Permit Application

Port San Luis/Avila Kristen Stout P: 805-595-5413 Permit Application

California Highway Patrol Kristi Cardoza P: 213-703-2070

Bureau of Land Management Christina Castellon P: 661-391-6159

Lake Nacimiento (Monterey Parks and Recreation) Lavonne Chien P: 831-759-7214

Los Padres National Park/Santa Lucia Wilderness David Betz P: 805-925-9538 x227 Permit Application (Please allow 3-4 weeks to process)

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