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Commercial Film/Photography

Commercial Film/Photography Permits: A special permit is required for filming, photography, or videotaping of print ads, commercials, movies, videos, etc. The current fees for a permit can range from $500 to $8,000. See below to download the permit forms. Each project is different and must be assessed for specific requirements and costs.

Film fees are subject to change. Additional fees for any of the above may be considered for parking, reservations and park staff time. Liability insurance is required for all permits.

Turnaround time depends on availability, impact to the park, and volume of requests. Generally, film permits can be issued within eight weeks after receipt of a completed application.

(The Permit for Film/Photography is currently being revised and will be uploaded at a later date. If you need more information, please contact us via email at mhsp@portoakland.com or leave a message at 510-627-1434).

  • Commercial Film/Photography Permit form to come

Please note that all events must be approved one year prior to date of actual event. Allow a minimum of 60 days to process film or photography requests