Filming

Thank you for choosing to locate your production in the City of San Diego. Through the combined effort of the City, County, and Port, San Diego has held a starring role in productions ranging from commercial still photography to televisions series to major feature films. The city’s unparalleled weather, beautiful scenery, and quick, no-cost authorization process are just some of the incentives San Diego has to offer for your production.

The City of San Diego understands that productions may take place within a short planning timeframe and may involve a number of locations that include public and private property. This web page offers a suite of services to assist you in obtaining the proper authorization to film within the City of San Diego, while providing online resources for the local film industry.

For detailed information regarding filming in the City of San Diego, please review the Filming Production Guidelines. 

Special Events and Filming Department
Civic Center Plaza
1200 Third Ave, Suite 1326
San Diego, CA 92101
T +1 (619) 685-1340