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

Call us at 954-767-2472


 

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.

  • Please note that although the Broward County parks do not charge location fees, you may like to make a donation to the Parks Foundation of Broward County and/or earmark the donation for the park you are visiting. To make a donation, visit browardparksfoundation.org.

  • 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 under “Description of operations/locations/vehicles" section: FOR GENERAL LIABILITY: THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER IS NOTED AS ADDITIONAL INSURED WITH RESPECT TO LIABILITY.

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

Certificate Holders:

Broward County

115 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

City of Coconut Creek

4800 West Copans Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33063

City of Cooper City

9090 SW 50th Place
Cooper City, FL 33329-0910

City of Coral Springs

9500 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065

City of Dania Beach

100 W Dania Beach Boulevard
Dania Beach, FL 33304

Broward Sheriff's Office
Department of Fire Rescue & Emergency Services
2601 West Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Town of Davie

6591 SW 45th St.
Davie, FL 33314

City of Deerfield Beach

150 NE 2nd Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

City of Fort Lauderdale

100 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

City of Hallandale Beach

400 South Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Town of Hillsboro Beach

1210 Hillsboro Mile
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062

City of Hollywood

2600 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33020

City of Lauderdale Lakes

4300 NW 36th Street
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 3319

Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

4501 Ocean Drive
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308

City of Lauderhill

5581 W Oakland Park Boulevard
Lauderhill, FL 33313

City of Lighthouse Point

2200 NE 38th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

City of Margate

5790 Margate Boulevard
Margate, FL 33063

City of Miramar

2300 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025

City of North Lauderdale

701 SW 71st Avenue
North Lauderdale, FL 33063

City of Oakland Park

3650 NE 12th Avenue
Oakland Park, FL 33334

City of Parkland

6600 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067

Town of Pembroke Park

3150 SW 52nd Avenue
Pembroke Park, FL 33023

City of Pembroke Pines

601 City Center Way
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

City of Pompano Beach

100 West Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Town of Southwest Ranches

13400 Griffin Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330

City of Sunrise

10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33351

City of Tamarac

7525 NW 88th Avenue
Tamarac, FL 33321

City of Wilton Manors

2020 Wilton Drive
Wilton Manors, FL 33305