About Film Office
The Pasadena Film Office coordinates all on-location production in the City of Pasadena. Our services include coordination of all permits in accordance with our local zoning Ordinance, marketing of Pasadena to the film industry, and increasing awareness of Pasadena as an innovative, eventful and fun city in the LA metropolitan area.
175 North Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
M-Th: 8am - 5pm
F: 8am - 4pm (Closed every other Friday)
Filming in Pasadena
All filming of commercial motion pictures (including television and other like projects) and still photography requires a permit, whether on public or private property. Student filming and Director’s Reels also require permits. Personal wedding photography does not require a commercial film permit, however professional photographers are required to have a business license. For further information, please contact Business License at 626-744-4166.
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Filming Permit Terms and Conditions
The Pasadena City Council adopted a Film Ordinance which provides regulations for the filming of commercial motion pictures (including television and other like projects) and still photography. The Film Ordinance can be found in Section 17.61.890 of the Zoning Code. The decision to issue a permit is vested in the discretion of the city of Pasadena.
Pasadena has over 1,000 locations within City Limits.
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Closed Days / Holidays
Check the City's Closure Schedule for upcoming holidays and closed Fridays.
The City of Pasadena Film Office will have an Annual Moratorium at the end of the December 2020 / January 2021 Holiday Season. Dates to follow.