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Hiring Miami-Dade County Off Duty Police

Off Duty Miami-Dade County Police Online Payment Now Available.

The Miami-Dade County Police Off-Duty Web Application has been implemented. New temporary customers are able to apply for a permit and process credit card payments as necessary.
New permanent customers are able to apply for a permit, and current permanent customers are able to setup their online access to process payments for their account.

Applying for a Film Permit

The following information will be needed to apply for a Film Permit:
Company
Information: Name and Address.
Insurance Policy: Insurance Company and Policy Number. Please visit the insurance information page  for more information regarding where to send your insurance certificates and the appropriate information for additionally insured  for the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County.

Production Company & Production Contacts: Name, Title, Phone Number, Fax, Cellular, Pager, E-Mail.
Production Information: Production Title, Production Type, Extras, Cast, Crew, Dollars Spent Locally, Number of Production Days, Hotel Name, Location of Hotel, Number of Rooms per Night.
Location Request: Name, Address, Start and End Date, Description of Scene.

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Film Permit Information Center

  • Click here for a list of Municipalities that we permit for.
  • Click here for County and Municipality permit information.
  • Click here for State, Federal, FAA, Coast Guard and other agencies permitting information.

Film Permits are generally required throughout Miami-Dade County and each of its municipalities for commercial film, video or still photo shoots that are conducted on public property; that is, on roads and streets, sidewalks, or in parks, beaches or public buildings. FilMiami.org offers one stop on-line permitting for Miami-Dade County and City of Miami Beach facilities and properties, as well as for most other local municipalities.

Permits cost $100.00 per each 28 production days. We do require a minimum of 24 hour notice for permits (Exceptions: Port of Miami, Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade Transit - permits need sometimes up to 14 days notice and are subject to approval), a certificate of insurance additionally insuring Miami-Dade County, or the appropriate municipality, for $1 million of liability and specific information on locations, dates and times, budget information and any other special arrangements.

A Film Permit is not required for individuals filming or videotaping only for personal or private use or for employees of print or electronic news media for "breaking news" events. Students and faculty filming exclusively for educational purposes don't require a film permit, however, we prefer that one is applied for (the permit application fee is waived if the student and project are verified by a school/professor). Also, Miami-Dade County does not require a film permit for shoots on private property (residential or otherwise). However, if you are filming in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, on sidewalks or streets, or parking vehicles in swale areas, then those areas need to be permitted. Noise ordinances apply to all film permitting. A permit can not be issued in residential and certain other areas prior to 7:00am or after 11:00pm. Please check with the Miami Beach Film office regarding the conditions for film/photo shoots in residential neighborhoods (see contact info below)

Students and faculty filming exclusively for educational purposes should apply for a film permit. The permit application fee is waived if the student and project are verified by a school/professor.

Miami-Dade County does not require a film permit for productions on private property in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County (residential or otherwise) unless you are using special effects or weapons. Special effects (i.e., fire effects, explosions, faux weapons, etc.) require film permitting for the police or fire departments, not the private property itself.
However, if you are filming in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, on sidewalks or streets, or parking vehicles in swale areas, then those areas need to be permitted. Noise ordinances apply to all film permitting. A permit cannot be issued in residential and certain other areas prior to 7:00am or after 11:00pm. Please check with the Miami Beach Film office regarding the conditions for film/photo shoots in residential neighborhoods (see contact info below)

To apply for a film permit, click here and fill out the online application form.

A permit for filming on Miami Beach may be applied for through the FilMiami permitting system at http://filmiami.org/permits.asp.

However, Miami Beach has their own Film Office and the permits that are submitted through Filmiami.org system for Miami Beach, are NOT issued through the Miami-Dade County Office of Film and Entertainment but are issued by the Office of Film and Event Production Management. See Below:
Miami Beach Office of Film and Event Production Management 305-673-7070
For a list of municipalities within Miami-Dade County permitted by the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment, please Click here

Office of Film and Event Production Management 305-673-7070
For a list of municipalities within Miami-Dade County permitted by the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment, please contact us at 305-375-3288

City of Miami Beach Production Update.

Many have heard that the City of Miami Beach is increasing meter, garage and lot rates in areas of the City.  While there is a rise in these fees, we have been able to lock in the $10 per day rental rate for film and print productions for meters and some garages.  Other garages already have larger daily rates.  Please note that as of December 10, the Preferred lot (P-lot) next to the Convention Center will no longer be an available option for base camp or crew parking.  This lot will be the construction lot of the three year Convention Center rebuild and then convert into greenspace. Remember we still offer base camp use of our hardpack sand and productions which demonstrate 100 Miami Beach room nights or more can receive significant incentive discounts towards this use.

Also, starting December 15, the off-duty Miami Beach Police hourly rate will go up to $50 for officers, $55 for sergeants, $58 for Lieutenants and $61 for Captains.  If your production requires a police coordinator, this is now charged at the $50 hourly rate for coordination hours. There still is a four hour minimum and cancellations must be made no less than 24 hours in advance or pay the four hour minimum as a penalty. Holidays will be double time.  The $10 per hour administration fee is still waived as an incentive to the film and print industries.

New Police Rates effective 12/15/2015