On June 11, 2020 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced a revised Health Officer Order, which further eases restrictions on certain businesses and activities in LA County due to COVID-19, including music, film, and television production that meets reopening protocols.
The City of West Hollywood's Film Office is now open and accepting applications for productions scheduled for on or after July 1, 2020. Please note the conditions below, which may be further developed, and visit weho.org/film for additional updates.
Please expect a 5-10 day general turnaround for permitting requests at this time and call with any additional questions.
- Filming hours within 7AM and 10PM.
- 8AM to 10PM on the weekends in residential areas, if approved.
- All filming locations must be closed to the public, whether interior or exterior, with no access by the general public permitted.
- Essential cast and crew only.
- All filming may be limited to approximately 10 or less persons depending on impact. Otherwise, 25% capacity or 100 persons maximum, whichever is smaller, at select locations in the City. This determination will be made by the Film Office mindful of LA County guidelines / to protect community health and safety.
- If approved, filming in multi-family units will also require HOA/property manager permission.
- Parking on private property with limited use of public property for essential working trucks only, if available.
- Deputies may be assigned to any production for safety.
- Notification required within 500ft radius of filming activity with signature requirement to be determined.
- Permits subject to revocation at any time due to unpermitted filming activity, including non-adherence to LA County Health Protocols.
- The LA County health protocols applicable to film production can be found here.
Protocols must be agreed to as a condition of film permit release, in addition to specific conditions for each permit, as determined by the City of West Hollywood.
- Health and Safety Guidelines, prepared by the Industry Wide Labor Management Safety Committee (IWLMSC) Task Force will also be referenced on film permits as best practices for filming in the City of West Hollywood.
- These Safety Guidelines are available at this link.
Welcome to the West Hollywood Film Office website
The City of West Hollywood is a film-friendly city by City Council decree. The links below will guide you through our permitting process and provide you with important information about filming in the City of West Hollywood.
If you have any inquiries about filming in West Hollywood, please email our Film Coordinator, Eddie Robinson, or call (323) 848-6489.
All filming in the City of West Hollywood typically requires a permit from the Film Office, whether on public or private property. This section also includes information regarding our insurance requirements, jurisdiction, parking lots for basecamp activity, our notification and signature requirements, and filming policies.
Our most current fee schedule for motion picture and still photography, as approved by West Hollywood City Council. Our fee schedule also includes our low-impact program for casts and crews of 15 or less all on private property. Reduced fees may also apply for additional low-impact public property use.
The Film Office may waive fees for student productions. Student productions must be of low-impact to the surrounding area, and must also satisfy the requirements at this link in order to qualify for this waiver. Click here for more information.
Law Enforcement and Fire Safety
Deputies may be assigned for safety based on the application received for analysis. The Los Angeles County Fire Film Unit may also assign a Fire Safety Officer of Advisor based on their analysis. Click the link above for more information.
Click here for downloadable PDF versions of all the forms for the City of West Hollywood Film Office, including our application, Certificate of Insurance, street address list, parking information, signature form, filming policies and more.
Select this link for the City of West Hollywood Municipal Code section related to filming in the City of West Hollywood, the “Motion Picture, Television, Radio and Photographic Production Ordinance.” This section defines filming in the City of West Hollywood and also further details the role of the Film Office.
Here you’ll find links to location resources and contacts for many of our popular and iconic locations, as well as other helpful materials, including information about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for filming as detailed by the California Film Commission.