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For the convenience of production companies filming in Oakland, our office assumes full responsibility when it comes to providing both film and park use permits. Depending on the type of location your production company plans to use for a shoot, you will need to submit to the Oakland Film Office (OFO):

1) A Film Permit Application online or Film Permit Application PDF

A signed Permit Terms and Conditions Agreement.

3) In some cases, you will need to distribute a Neighborhood Notification. Please fill in the details, submit it back to the OFO for approval before distribution.

An accompanying Certificate of Liability Insurance. Certificate of Liability Insurance Requirements. Note: The additional insured endorsement must be set forth on a CG20 10 11 85 form (or more recent) and/or CA 20 48. See below for sample:

Sample Insurance Form, Sample CG 20

If necessary, a parking map listing the parking spots you are looking to reserve needs to be submitted as part of your permit process. Parking Map Info and Guidelines. Parking Rates.

A check for the appropriate amount. See the Services and Rates section or call the OFO. Make check payable to the City of Oakland.

Be sure to check our online location gallery for location ideas.

After submitting the appropriate materials, please allow at least 48 hours for the processing of your permit request form. You should expect to receive the permit by fax or email within the four (4) business day time frame. If we should have any questions regarding your request, we will contact you.

Please contact the Oakland Film Office at 510-238-4734 or filmoakland@filmoakland.com for more information.

Thanks for filming in Oakland!






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