Other Local Permits

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB):

  • Contact: Phyllis Grillo, Director, University Affairs, Ceremonies, and Events, 831-582-4141

Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Regional Airport

Fees: Various permit or licensing rates.

Moss Landing Harbor

Pebble Beach

Fees: Various permit or licensing rates.

Special Requirements: A written description of project details, dates, times, storyboard, etc. is requested at least three weeks in advance. Filming requests for weekends and summer months are difficult to grant due to high tourist season. Some product categories restricted due to sponsorship fulfillment.

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Fees: $6,000+ daily for exclusive track; $900+ daily for paddock area only. Weekend rates higher. Other fees apply.

Special Requirements: Special rental permit form; $5-million minimum insurance; damage deposit; specific safety requirements.

Please contact the Monterey County Film Commission at 831-646-0910 (cell: 831-594-9410) or email Film Commissioner Karen Nordstrand at Karen@FilmMonterey.org in advance of any filming to register the project, receive filming guidelines and tips, and to be advised of any changes in the following information.

The Monterey County Film Commission does not issue permits, but we are happy to help direct you to the appropriate jurisdictions which you’ll find listed within this section.