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City of San Diego Media Guide

This web page can assist news media in developing stories and gathering information.


City Logo Use

Download hi-res and low-res versions of the City's logo and review the City's Visual Style Guide to understand its proper use.

Filming in San Diego

The San Diego Film Office provides the core and boutique services of a traditional film office for the San Diego region, including permitting and connecting productions to the right contacts with our partner cities, production facilitation, locations services, providing resources for the local film industry and promoting the region as a film-friendly destination.

General City Information

For basic facts about the City, visit the Fast Facts media

Media Identification Card (Press Badge) and Parking Permits

The City’s Police Department issues Media Identification Cards and Media Parking Permits. Possession of a San Diego Police Department Media Identification Card and Media Parking Permit is a privilege granted by the Chief of Police to those who have a regular need to cross police and/or fire lines. The Chief of Police reserves the right to deny or revoke a card, according to the guidelines established in San Diego Police Department Procedure 1.31.

Applications for the Media Identification Card and/or a Media Parking Permit:

Open Data

DataSD is the official portal to find data about City operations, including public safety, street repairs, public facilities, code enforcement and business licensing.

Open Government

The Open Government section of the City’s web site includes information and links to meeting agendas and minutes, public notices, required document postings and other information.

Public Records Requests

To submit a request or view previous requests, visit the City’s public records web portal

Social Media Policy

The City of San Diego uses PDF icon social media as a communication tool to disseminate information about the City’s mission, activities, news and services.