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WELCOME! Thank you for choosing to do business with the City of El Segundo. We are honored to be named the 2015 Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County. Our staff offers proactive, personalized attention to the needs of businesses. Your business is very important to the economic vitality of the City’s truly one-of-a-kind business environment.

Our goal is to partner with you in producing your film and photography project by assisting you through the film permitting process and all that it entails to support a safe and successful project from start to finish with minimal impact on the community.

Help us make your experience with El Segundo pleasant and easy by providing us with the following:


  • ü 
    Film Permit Application – Complete & Sign (Page 1 of Film Permit Application Packet)
  • è Must accompany a non-refundable $640.00 application fee.
  • ü  Notification Letter draft for approval prior to distribution. (Page 3)
  • è Must be delivered a minimum of ninety-six (96) hours prior to filming.
  • ü  Notification Declaration once letter is distributed. Complete & Sign (Page 4)
  • ü  A check for fees. (Page 13 & 14 for list of fees.)
  • ü  Parking and Plot Plan – Complete ( Page 6)
  • ü  Property Owner Consent – Complete & Sign (Page 5)
  • ü  Insurance: a) Certificate of Liability, b) Endorsement, c) Waiver, if using Public Right-of-Way. (Page 10, 11, & 12)
  • ü  Applicant Signature on Draft Permit (Sent to you after all of the above and City department approvals.)

Lead Time: Due to notification requirements, five (5) business days minimum lead time required. Exceptions may allow for shorter lead times.

Film Permit Checklist
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Film Permit Application Packet à Click Here

 Business Licensing @ 310-524-2317 Or email @ oortiz@elsegundo.org

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