Other Local Permits

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB):

Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Regional Airport

Fees: Various permit or licensing rates.

Moss Landing Harbor

Pebble Beach

Fees: $3,000 – $50,000 depending on property (i.e., hotel, golf course, 17-Mile Drive, etc.).

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. Permit fees waived for most promotional/tourism projects. Some product categories restricted due to sponsorship fulfillments.

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.