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  Janice Lopez
Film Permit Officer 

 

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Tucked beneath the towering, snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs is a film maker's paradise! Basking in an endless supply of sunshine, Palm Springs has open desert and red-rock  canyons, tall palm trees, and spectacular waterfalls. Types of locations in Palm Springs:

  • Upscale resorts and restaurants — World-class shopping
  • Golf courses — Tennis courts
  • Modern, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Southwestern architecture
  • Palm Springs Stadium —  Palm Springs International Airport
  • Swimming pools (Olympic-size, too!) — Water slides and wave pool
  • Palm-lined boulevards — Desert/alpine panoramas — Nightclubs and discos
  • 100,000-square-foot convention center — Desert Regional Medical Center
  • Palm Springs Desert Museum — Palm Springs High School
  • Windmills for as far as the eye can see
  • Hot mineral springs — Casinos — Indian Canyons — Botanical gardens 

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  Below, you will find the City of Palm Springs Filming Policies and Regulations and the Photography/Filming Permit Application. The City can provide you with police, fire, traffic and engineering, and streets and facilities services, all to make your filming experience an enjoyable and rewarding one.

Check out Palm Springs. We offer the types of locations you want and the support services you  need.

The City of Palm Springs requires that any person engaged in the business or activity of filming, video taping or otherwise producing motion pictures or still photography for television or public exhibition at any place within the city, other than at or in an established motion picture, television or photography studio, must first obtain a motion picture or still photography permit from the City's film permit officer through the Parks and Recreation department. The photography/filming permit and the City Filming Policy and Regulations, in PDF format, may be downloaded here. Please contact Janice Lopez at 760.323.8272 or by email at:  Janicel@palmsprings-ca.gov for assistance.

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City photography/filming permit fees include:

  • Still photography — Application Fee $82 per production

    Location Fee $16 per day

     

    Film Motion Picture - Application Fee $164 per production

    Location Fee - $44 per production

    Per week (7 day period)  $ 218

 

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