The Public Safety & Film Unit reviews applications for filming permits, commercial still photography, annual fuel truck inspection and special effects permits. Public safety and Film unit sets requirements and conducts inspections at filming locations to ensure public safety and compliance with the Fire Code.

The Public Safety & Film Unit is responsible for the assignment of Fire Safety Officers (FSO) and Fire Safety Advisors (FSA) at filming locations within the jurisdictional areas of the County of Los Angeles Fire Department.  FSO rate is $163.13 an hour and FSA rate is $50.66 an hour.

Permit Fee Collection Sites

To date, the following permit fee collection sites have been approved:

  • County of Los Angeles Fire Department Financial Management Division
    5801 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 130
    Commerce, CA 90040
    (323) 838-2306
    Payment methods accepted: Money Orders, cashiers checks, company checks, personal checks (with a 10-day wait period), or cash over the counter, excluding credit cards.
  • County of Los Angeles Fire Department Public Safety and Film Unit
    14425 Olive View Drive
    Sylmar, CA 91342
    (818) 364-8240
    Payment methods accepted: Money Orders, cashier’s checks, company checks, or personal checks (with a 10-day wait period) over the counter, excluding credit cards.No cash payments accepted.
  • City of Santa Clarita Film Office
    23920 Valencia Boulevard
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    (661) 284-1425
    Payment methods accepted: all forms of payment, including credit cards, for film productions within the City of Santa Clarita only.
  • FilmLA
    6255 W Sunset Blvd, 12th Floor
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    (213) 977-8600
    Collection for unincorporated Los Angeles County.
  • Malibu Film Office
    25 West Rolling Oaks Drive, #201
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
    (805) 495-75210
    Payment methods accepted: Visa, MasterCard, cashiers checks, company checks, and personal checks, for film productions within the city of Malibu only.

 

 

 

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Film Permit Fees

    • Film Permit – $282.00
    • Fuel-Dispensing Trucks and Vehicles – $223.00
    • Pyrotechnics and Special Effects – $288.00
    • Commercial Still Photography – $277.00 (on-site cast and crew numbers fifteen or more persons)

Public Safety and Film Unit

County of Los Angeles Fire Department
Public Safety and Film Unit
14425 Olive View Drive,
Sylmar, CA 91342
818-364-8240 Fax, 818-364-8242
Email: PSFU@fire.lacounty.gov
Contact Person: Captain Cesar Cano