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Student Filming

No application will be accepted that is not submitted at least ten business days in advance of the proposed film activity.

Film Permit Requirements
Film students are required to obtain a film permit for any production activity that occurs within the public right-of-way. Production activity includes personnel, equipment and vehicles. The public right-of-way includes all city streets, sidewalks, parking lots, parks, public buildings, etc. Typically, the permit application fees are waived for students and non-profit productions. However, if Orange Police, Fire or other staff is required to assist on location, the filmmaker is responsible for covering those costs. Student filmmakers are also responsible for providing the appropriate liability insurance.

Permit Processing Time Requirements
Student film permit applications MUST be submitted TWO WEEKS in advance of the proposed film activity.  Recognizing that production schedules are subject to change, the City permit coordinator will take into account special circumstances and may accept permit applications that missed the two-week submittal deadline. When submitting permit applications, please take into account that the City offices are closed on alternating Fridays. Permit applications submitted one week or later in advance of proposed film activity will not be accepted. All permit forms are available through the city Web site and can be faxed to 714-288-2598.

Please note: It is a violation of the Orange Municipal Code (OMC) to film in the public right-of-way without a permit. Productions found in violation of the OMC will be shut down and may be issued a citation.

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