Films & Permits

Permits for Individual Marin Cities

Film Permit Applications for Marin Cities

Throughout the pandemic, businesses have adapted to changing guidance. Restrictions and requirements for businesses were eased when California moved Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Capacity limits and physical distancing requirements for businesses have ended, although masking requirements continue to remain in many settings. Please continue reading for additional Business-specific resources.

Filming in Corte Madera Case by Case Review
For the Corte Madera Film Permit Application:

For assistance with filming in Corte Madera, contact:
Brian Hernandez, Film Coordinator/Director of Parks & Recreation
Corte Madera Parks & Recreation
Phone: 415-927-5072 - Town Hall: 415-927-5086

Filming in Fairfax Case by Case Review
For assistance with filming in Fairfax, contact:
Michelle Gardner, Deputy Town Clerk
Town of Fairfax
142 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA 94930
Phone: 415-458-2343 - Town Hall 415-453-1584
Fairfax Police Department
Phone: 415-453-5330 

Filming in Larkspur Case by Case Review
For the Larkspur Film Permit Application
Permit filing requirement: five business days

For assistance with filming in Larkspur, contact:
Shannon O'Hare
City of Larkspur
Phone: 415-496-2401 - Town Hall: 927-5110

Filming in Mill Valley Case by Case Review
For the Mill Valley Film Permit Application and Business License Forms:
Mill Valley Police Dept for Special Events
Permit Applications
Road Closures
Commercial Filming Fees
Lt. Jacqueline Graf-Reis
Phone: 415-389-4100 x 4114

For assistance with filming in Mill Valley parks and Depot Square:
Regarding Authorization & Rates:
Annie Bricca, Facility Supervisor of Parks & Recreation
Mill Valley Parks & Recreation Department
Phone: 415-383-1370 

Public Works Officer who reviews permits, evaluates traffic/parking/etc:
Dante Rovero, Public Works
Phone: 415-388-4033 

Filming in Novato Case by Case Review
For the Novato Film Permit Application:
Novato Hold Harmless Agreement
Film/Photo Permit-City of Novato

For assistance with filming in Novato, contact:
Sgt. Chris Andres
Novato Police Department, 909 Machin Ave.
Phone: 415-899-7027 - Town Hall: 415-899-8900

Filming in Ross Case by Case Review
For the Ross Film Permit Application:
Filming Motion Pictures, Still Pictures or Television
Ross Town Hall
Linda Lopez, Town Clerk
31 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (at the corner of Lagunitas Road)
Ross, CA  94957
Phone: 415-453-1453 ext. 105 - Town Hall: 415-453-8287

Filming in San Anselmo Case by Case Review
For the San Anselmo Photo Shoot/Film Permit Application:
San AnselmoFiim-PhotoShtApp.pdf  
Permit filing requirement: five business days

For assistance with filming in San Anselmo, contact:
Town of San Anselmo/Public Works Dept.
525 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Phone: 415-258-4646 - Town Hall: 415-258-4600

Filming in San Rafael  - Case by Case Review
City of San Rafael contact:
Lisa Holton | Lieutenant
San Rafael Police Department
1375 Fifth Avenue | San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel. (415) 485-3000 |
Fax (415) 485-3034 | Desk (415) 485-3049
The city requires a business license for filming. Any street closures and parking will require additional plans. Neighborhood notification is a requirement if you are filming in a residential location. Here is the link for the business license:

Also consider 32TEN Studios which has an indoor studio, an outdoor backlot, and production rooms for any type of project. Leave contact and project information for a quick callback here.

Filming in the Town of Tiburon - Case by Case Review
For assistance with filming in Tiburon, contact:
Patty Pickett, Business License Administrator
Town of Tiburon
1505 Tiburon Blvd
Tiburon, CA 94920
Phone: (415) 435-7373
Fax: (415) 435-2438 
Closed on Fridays 

Meet Your Film Liaison



Deborah Albre
Film Liaison and Creative Services
Marin Film Resource Office
Direct Cell: 415-297-1611


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