The City of Hermosa Beach welcomes businesses and individuals that wish to engage in commercial filming or still photography. A permit is required for all commercial filming/still photo activity on public or private property within City boundaries. Students enrolled in community college, university or trade schools who apply for a film/still photo permit for non-commercial and educational purposes may be exempt from some fees but are still required to obtain permits.

We appreciate your interest in filming in Hermosa Beach. 

To apply for a Film/Still Photo Permit, please complete and return the Film/Still Photo Permit Application, which requires AT LEAST 7 business days for processing from the day the application was confirmed as received by the Department. Please note business hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.