The San Diego Film Commission was closed due to lack of funding. It used to be a one stop shop to get permits, location help, etc. How does one now get necessary permits?

Permits in San Diego are free, so the primary concern is for safety and minimizing impact on the public.

From the old San Diego Film Commission website -
"Please note that while the San Diego Film Commission is currently in transition, film, TV and commercial productions are still welcome to shoot in the region; and help is available."

For San Diego City permits, contact:
Cindy Kodama, Office of Special Events
619-685-1481 direct or
619-685-1331 office of Special Events

For San Diego County permits, contact:
Diane Quinones
Project Manager for the Chief Administrative Office

For Port of San Diego permits, contact:
Sofia Bayardo
Permits Coordinator

The above contacts will give you the requirements needed to obtain your permit. They have have been found to be informative and very helpful. The regulations are in place to keep ALL concerned SAFE!  Keep this in mind.

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