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Permits

There is NO FILM PERMIT FEE when filming within The City of Miami unless filming with a drone ($100 application fee). However, there may be fees that may be incurred when your activities require specific City services, such as Fire and Police. In order to obtain a permit to film in the City of Miami, you will need:
  • Film Permit Application


  • City Services Permit Applications*


  • General Liability Insurance Certificate

  • *as needed
Scouting for a shoot and not sure if your location is within our jurisdiction? Take a look at our City of Miami Zoning Map and check for yourself!

The New Norm for Permits HERE (please see COVID-19 guidelines before applying for a permit)

Apply for your City of Miami Film Permit HERE.

Apply for your City of Miami UAS Permit HERE.

Pay UAS Drone application fee HERE.

Information & Applications for City Services


UAS (Drones)
  • •Applications must be submitted 14 days prior to requested usage time of UAS to ensure proper review of the application by City officials

  • •A film permit must first be submitted prior to the UAS Drone Application

  • •Please download the FAA B4UFLY App. The app is available for free download in the App Store for iOS and Google Play store for Android. B4UFLY is an easy-to-use smartphone app that helps unmanned aircraft operators determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect at the location where they want to fly.

  • Flying UAS in and around stadiums is prohibited starting one hour before and ending one hour after the scheduled time of any of the following events:

    • Major League Baseball
    • Major League Football
    • NCAA Division I Football
    • Nascar Sprint Cup, Indy Car, and Champ Series races

    Specifically, UAS operations are prohibited within a radius of three nautical miles of the stadium or venue.
Marine Stadium
Please contact the Department of Asset Management for approval. Vivian Izsack (305) 416-1476 vizsack@miamigov.com
Watson Island
  • Contact: Nathalie H. Goulet, Esq. (305)206-8761 or Fax (305)531-3748 ngoulet@flagstonegroup.com
Marinas Division

Contact Stephen Bogner (305) 579-6950

All film/photo shoot locations shall be approved in advance by the Marinas Supervisor – No changes or modifications to locations or schedule shall be made without prior City authorization.

  • FILMING: Rate – Up to 4 hours: $500; each additional hour $100
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Rate – Up to 4 hours: $250; each additional hour $100
Manuel Airtime Fees

Contact (305) 960-4686

    Filming Rates

  • Four (4) hours or less - $735
  • Eight (8) hours or less - $892.50
  • More than eight (8) - $1,050