Films & Permits
Effective April 3, 2023, the updated guidance is intended to provide information that each Californian should consider based on their unique circumstances.
Marin will revert to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) masking guidance which replaces mandatory masking requirements in high-risk settings with recommendations which are also based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels.
Regardless of the COVID-19 community levels, CDPH recommends:
- Wear a mask around others if you have respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat),
- Consider wearing a mask in indoor areas of public transportation (such as in airplanes, trains, buses, ferries) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, and seaports). This is increasingly important as the risk for transmission increases in the community.
- When choosing to wear a mask, ensure your mask provides the best fit and filtration (respirators like N95, KN95 and KN94 are best).
- If you’ve had a significant exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, wear a mask for 10 days.
State Parks are accepting film applications based on the ability of park staff to handle each request. Follow Marin County's Business Guidelines and familiarize yourself with local mask-wearing requirements. Please allow more time than normal for the review of your application.
The Marin County Film Resource Office is here to help you find the perfect location for your project and assist in finding the correct contact for permitting.
With its photographic locations, year-round good weather, a growing number of specialized vendors, and several annual well-respected film festivals, Marin County is well-positioned to contribute to film and video technology. San Francisco's International Airport is an hour's drive from Marin County just over the Golden Gate Bridge, where we have 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, and the Mare Island Film Studio in Vallejo, just a half-hour drive away. You are welcome to use any or all the resources listed on the following pages for locating film and permit information.
For film crew accommodations, please visit our Request for Proposal web page.
The Marin County Film Resource Office is a department that operates under the Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau which was created to serve as an informational resource to the film industry. We are pleased to provide referrals for film scouts and production crews as well as appropriate contact and permit information if planning to film in any area throughout Marin County.
Sandwiched between San Francisco and the Napa/Sonoma wine country, Marin County is an ideal choice for filmmakers and travel writers of all sorts. Even though we may be "just a little out there" we really are in the middle of it all!