The City of Rancho Palos Verdes City Manager Department The City of Rancho Palos Verdes City Manager Department



The City of Rancho Palos Verdes welcomes feature film, student film, television, commercial, and professional video and still photography production to our community. You will find that Rancho Palos Verdes offers a wide variety of attractive and versatile locations for your next production or photo shoot. Popular locations include:

• Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
• Trump National Golf Club
• Terranea Resort
• Wayfarers Chapel

Film Permits are required for all filming activity on public and private property in Rancho Palos Verdes, with the exception of reporting on current news and events by the news media. Film Permit holders are also required to obtain a valid City Business License. Film Permit fees are waived for non-profit and student productions, with appropriate documentation. The City’s regulations regarding filming activity are contained in Chapter 9.16 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code.

Film Permits are issued by the City Manager’s Office. In some instances, the review and approval of a Film Permit may also involve other City departments (Community Development, Public Works and/or Recreation & Parks), as well as the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The links below provide forms and other information to assist you in preparing for your production in Rancho Palos Verdes. You can also contact the City’s Film Permit Desk directly at:

Phone: (310) 544-5226
Fax: (310) 544-5291

Film Permit Application Packet
Film Permit Fee Schedule
Film Permit Regulations (RPVMC Chapter 9.16)
City of Rancho Palos Verdes’ Form W-9
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Filming Guidelines
Abalone Cove Restricted Parking/Access Areas
Trump National Golf Club Restricted Parking Areas
Terranea Resort Restricted Parking Areas
Sample Neighborhood Notification/Approval Letter
Business License Application Form
Limited Exemption for Group Photography/Videography on City Property (Ordinance No. 536)
Filming at the Point Vicente Lighthouse

Phone: (310) 544-5226
Fax: (310) 544-5291
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