Permitting in Florida

The State of Florida does not require a blanket permit for producing content in the state. Permitting is done through local film commissions and other entities. Browse our film commission database and the information below to determine which local entity you should contact about your permit.


If you are planning to utilize a location that is owned or maintained by the State of Florida for your production, a permit may be required. A State location is any road, park, beach, building, etc. that is not privately owned or governed by a county or municipality. Permitting for these locations is handled through the individual State agency with jurisdiction over the property. Please review the list of State Agencies below for additional information.


If you are interested in producing content on Federal property or need assistance from the Department of Homeland Security during your production, please click on the link below for information.


Florida is not a port-of-entry state. All permitting documentation for transport and trucking of equipment and materials must be completed before crossing the state lines. The following links will take you to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) for the state of Florida. Both sites offer a comprehensive look at the trucking and transportation regulations and practices.