Film Permits

The San Luis Obispo County Film Commission is your first point of contact for permit information. We can quickly direct you to the permitting agencies for your selected locations resulting in a quicker turnaround time all together. Each jurisdiction has its own special permitting requirements and we are here to help navigate you through the process of obtaining the correct permits for a successful shoot.

Permitting fees, processing times and requirements vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. We encourage you to contact the appropriate permitting area early in the pre-production stages for detailed information and to ensure you have the proper permits in hand by the time of production.

City Permits

Arroyo Grande P:805-473-5400

Atascadero Terrie Banish P: 805-470-3490 F: 805-470-3491 Permit Application

Grover Beach Gayla Chapman P: 805-473-4555 Permit Application

Morro Bay Edward Gallardo P: 805-772-6278; F: 805.772.2693 Permit Application

Pismo Beach Elsa Perez P: 805-773-4658 Permit Application Business License Application (Contact Pismo Beach for this)

Paso Robles Shonna Howenstine P: 805-227-7236 Permit Application

San Luis Obispo Devin Hyfield P: 805-781-7295 Permit Application

County Permits

Unincorporated Areas (Including Avila Beach, Cambria, Cayucos, California Valley, Carrizo Plains, Nipomo, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, Templeton) Kurry Wannagat, Filming Permit Coordinator P: 805-781-5563 SLO County Film Permit Information Sheet

State Permits

Montana de Oro State Park, Morro State Park and Morro Strand State Beach Supervising Ranger: Rob Colligan 805-602-6903; Supervising Ranger: Rob Chambers 805-909-1222

San Simeon State Park and Leffingwell Landing Supervising Ranger: Rob Colligan 805-602-6903; Supervising Ranger: Rob Chambers 805-909-1222

Pismo Beach State Vehicular Recreation Area (Oceano Dunes) Dena Bellman, Park and Recreation Specialist P: 805-773-7182 Permit Application

Hearst Castle Managing Director: Jim Allen 805-712-4855

Cayucos State Beach, Pier and Parking Kurry Wannagat, Filming Permit Coordinator P: 805-781-5563

Other Locations

Cal Poly (Uniform Permit Application) Matt Lazier P: 805-756-7109 Permit Application

Port San Luis/Avila Kristen Stout P: 805-595-5413 Permit Application

California Highway Patrol Kristi Cardoza E: Kristi.Cardoza@film.ca.gov

Bureau of Land Management Christina Castellon P: 661-391-6159 E:ccastellon@blm.gov

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