The Film Office is currently experiencing a staffing shortage. Please allow yourself extra processing time when filing your permits. Please be advised that due to budget cuts and shortage of staff, the film office doors will no longer be open to the public and unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please be sure to schedule an appointment before coming in. (This includes picking up "No Parking" signs, dropping off documents, payments, scouting inquiries, etc.)
The Pasadena Film Office is opened Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. The Film Office is closed on holidays and every other Friday due to a 9/80 work schedule. The Film Office will be closed from December 20th , 2013 through January 6th, 2014. There will be no filming in Pasadena from December 20th to January 8th as City resources are committed to the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade and post parade activities. In addition, we may not be able to accommodate certain projects for filming on dates leading up to the moratorium and after the moratorium. Permits submitted for filming November 15th – December 19th will be reviewed and considered on a case by case basis especially if they involve street activities. Permits submitted for January 9th-January 12th will also be reviewed and considered on a case by case basis. Permit applications will not be accepted during the office closure.
The Pasadena Film Office coordinates all on-location production (features, television series, commercials, student films, independent films, still fashion shoots, etc.) in the City of Pasadena. We also market our City to the entertainment industry as a potential filming location.See Film Permit Processing Times to ensure yourself and the Film Office sufficient time to process and issue your film permit.
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