FilmApp St. Pete / Clearwater
**NEW** May 1, 2020 - Upon submission of an application productions acknowledge that they have read and will to the best of the production's ability implement these Recommendations for Clean & Healthy Production Sets.
Please allow at least FIVE (5) business days in advance of project start date to process standard filming permit applications. Ten (10) business days are required to process permits for filming/still photography shoots that require special assistance such as law enforcement or reserved parking.
Welcome to FilmApp St. Pete / Clearwater!
The St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commission, a division of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC) and a Pinellas County Government program, facilitates on location shoots by liaising with production companies and film permitting authorities. To streamline the permit process and increase your involvement, we utilize FilmApp St. Pete/Clearwater to process film and still photography permit applications.
First-time users need to create a FilmApp account. Each time you log in after that, FilmApp will auto-populate key fields on your application, saving you time. You’ll also have a dashboard where you can view and manage all of your applications, as well as submit questions and track their response.
Which projects require a permit?
Filming and photography that's planned on public property in any of the 24 cities in Pinellas County and on county- or state-managed property requires a film permit. Public property typically includes parks, beaches, buildings, roads, bridges, sidewalks, transportation hubs, and certain places of interest.
Shoots that involve street/sidewalk blockage or closure; that include stunts, vehicle chases, fights or real or prop weapons; that use fire/pyrotechnics/explosives/smoke; or that involve staged photography also require a permit. Larger productions filming on private property may also need a permit if public space or neighborhoods will be impacted, or if using weapons. When in doubt, please complete and submit our permit application. After we have the shoot details, we’ll advise how to proceed. You may also email Info@FilmSPC.com with questions.
See our Getting Started guide (at right) for more helpful information.