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Filming in San Diego County

Contacts for locations, permitting and insurance inquiries.

We’re glad to hear you are planning to film in San Diego. Below are some local government contacts throughout San Diego County who can directly assist you with the proper forms, permits and insurance requirements, depending on where in San Diego you plan to shoot. Please reach out to these contacts directly for your questions about filming in San Diego County.

San Diego Film Contact List

San Diego City: Brandy Shimabukuro – 619-685-1340 –

San Diego City Parks and Recreation Department: Jessica Hayes – 619-235-5918 –
Jessica covers questions about city parks and beaches and lifeguard permission.

Port of San Diego Film Contact: Sophia Bayardo – 619-686-6463 –
The Port includes Shelter Island/Harbor Island and Port district land surrounding San Diego Bay

State Parks in San Diego: State of California Film Commission – 323-860-2960 –
This is for Old Town State Park and San Pasqual Battlefield State Park

Cabrillo National Monument: National Park Service — — 619-523-4285

City of Coronado: — 619-522-7330

Film permitting contacts for additional jurisdictions within the San Diego region can be found here.

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