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Apply for a Film/Photo Permit
Do NOT apply for a City of Miami Permit through this website. City of Miami issues their own permits and refunds will not be issued.
Individuals, including portrait photographers, that are filming, taking photos, or videotaping while using a hand-held camera, one camera on one tripod (except for such use on public transit and public transit platforms), handheld props and/or hand-held equipment with a cast, crew, and personnel size of less than three people do not require a film permit. There is no longer a distinction between whether the production is for “commercial” or “non-commercial” purposes. Productions will need a film/photo permit based on impact to the general public. Crews of 4 or more people will still require film/photo permits.
How to tutorials:
Do not use the Back button found on the browser's menu bar at any time while during filling out the information on the application, and Do not use the Enter Key; use the mouse to click on the buttons displayed on the application screens. Note: There is a working session timeout of 40 minutes. If you leave your browser idle for 40 minutes or more, you will need to restart your session from the beginning. We strongly recommend you finish or cancel the permit application once started.