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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 – bshimabukuro@sandiego.gov

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

San Diego County Parks or Land: Diane Quinones – 619-531-5184 – Diane.Quinones@sdcounty.ca.gov

Port of San Diego Film Contact: Sophie Bayardo – 619-686-6463 – SBayardo@portofsandiego.org
The Port includes Shelter Island/Harbor Island and Port district land surrounding San Diego Bay

National and State Parks in San Diego:  State of California Film Commission (film.ca.gov) – 323-860-2960 – filmca@film.ca.gov
This is for Cabrillo National Monument, Old Town State Park, San Pasqual Battlefield State Park

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