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COVID-19: The City of Hermosa Beach is operating under LA County Public Health SAFER AT HOME ORDER currently in effect, with some limited re-openings. The beach re-opened for individual active use beginning Wednesday May 13. Find response and recovery information from the City of Hermosa Beach at hermosabeach.gov/coronavirus and sign up to receive updates.

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.