permitting

film permits

Film permits in Broward County are free. Quick link to Film Permit Request Form.

music permits

Call us at 954-767-2472

special event permitting

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In Broward County, film permits are required for production projects on public property. Depending upon the scope of the project, specific permits may be necessary, such as: tent, pyrotechnic, firearm, or environmental. The following list outlines the requirements needed to secure a film permit for most of the governmental interests in Broward County.

  • Certificate of Insurance which additionally insures the municipality in which you choose to work. Broward requires a specific clause for additional insured. Complete insurance requirements are listed here.
  • A locations breakdown including times, dates, rain dates, special arrangements or needs for parking, and city/county services requested.
  • The permit must be submitted by an authorized representative of your company and include size of cast and crew, number and types of vehicles, and approximate budget. Depending on the size of the project, a script or story board will help officials in determining what special services may be needed. No fees are required for film permits in Broward County.
  • The Broward County Parks may ask if you would like to make a donation to a foundation that helps fund park improvements. Broward County libraries charge a location fee.
  • Prior to the issuance of the permit, you will discuss your project directly with the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment and the designated city contact or facility manager.
  • At your request, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment will provide contacts' name and phone number.
  • If the location is in a neighborhood, we request that you distribute a letter to all affected neighbors as far in advance as possible. If near stores/shops please do the same. You can obtain a Filming Notice sample letter by calling the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. 

 

insurance requirements

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment is eager to ensure that all productions filmed in the county are in compliance with the local laws and that the shoot is conducted as safely as possible for the production crew and property owners. 

A film permit requires a Certificate of Insurance which includes the following details:

  • The name of the insured production company.
  • The name of the insurance company.
  • A policy which provides at least $1,000,000 of Comprehensive General Liability for each instance of claim.
  • If the company is using company owned vehicles, $300,000 Automobile Liability.
  • The statutory limits for workers compensation and employers liability.
  • The policy number and dates of policy coverage, including expiration date.
  • The following clause must be included verbatim under "Description of operations/locations/vehicles/restrictions/special items" section: FOR GENERAL LIABILITY ONLY: THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER IS NOTED AS ADDITIONAL INSURED WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE NAMED INSURED.

Please email to film@broward.org or fax to 954-765-4681.

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