Florida Government Regulations
While the state and local governments of South Florida actively
promote the area as a location for film production, there
are certain regulations that must be followed to be authorized
to film in the area. These regulations change often, and you
should always consult a local attorney or the government itself
for the latest regulation information.
Film Permits often are needed if filming in public locations,
though it does not usually apply to residential, private,
or leased city/state property. You should never assume that
you do not require a permit, but should simply verify with
an appropriate agency that this is the case. Such permits
are often free, but require insurance with the government
as a beneficiary in case of damages.
The City of Miami has three Film Offices:
Miami-Dade Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment
City of Miami Mayor's Office of Film & Cultural Affairs
Miami Beach Office of Film & Event Production Management
Information on all three is available at www.FILMiami.org.
This includes information on permits, production reports,
Monroe County and the Florida Keys has www.FilmKeys.com.
Broward County has a site from the Broward Alliance with the
Film and Television home page at www.FilmBroward.com.
Palm Beach County has www.PBFilm.com.
The state provides a great variety of information as well
as links to all of the Florida Film Commissions state-wide
This site was created to help those involved in the filmmaking
industry to find resources in South Florida. We are hoping
that these links to government websites will help you decide
to make South Florida your location of choice.