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Film Permit Application Information

Film permits are required for filming on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) fee owned or managed land. A film permit ensures that the public's interest and valuable resources are protected.

Different procedures exist depending on the ownership of the land of the filming location, namely whether owned by the Corps (e.g., Corps Dams), or owned by another party (e.g., Los Angeles River). If you are unsure what party owns the land for your film location, please coordinate with FilmL.A. or the Corps, who can provide channel ownership maps. For additional information on the application process and filming requirements, please read the Film Permit Information Form.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants interested in filming at Corps-owned property, such as Sepulveda, Hansen, Whittier Narrows, or Santa Fe Dams, must:

  • Read the General Preliminary and Specific Information on menu to the left
  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of $750
  • Fill out and submit the Application for Photography/Filming Permit
  • Fill out and submit the Site Access Coordination Info Form
  • Pay the filming fees in full
  • Provide the Corps with a copy of a bond and insurance policy or a Certificate of Insurance
  • Obtain a License from the Corps

Applicants interested in filming at the Los Angeles River (or other sites not owned by the Corps) must:

  • Read the General Preliminary and Specific Information on menu to the left
  • Coordinate with FilmL.A. Additional permits may be required
    • PLEASE NOTE: The Corps is not responsible for scheduling film dates at non-Corps-owned property, such as the Los Angeles River. All scheduling conflicts regarding non-Corps-owned property must be coordinated with FilmL.A. The Corps will not be responsible for scheduling conflicts regarding non-Corps-owned property
  • Fill out and submit the Application for Photography/Filming Permit
  • Fill out and submit the Site Access Coordination Info Form
  • Obtain a Letter of No Objection from the Corps

For questions regarding film permit applications contact:

Asset Management Division  
Los Angeles District, USACE  
915 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90017

Maria Romero (213) 452-3115