Crew filming in Paradise

Permitting

Cut the Red Tape and Get the Permits You Need

The Paradise Coast's permitting system is easy to work with, and we're here to help you with any assistance you may need. Some permits are free and many can be obtained in 24 hours or less. Projects with street closures, stunts, special effects and other unusual circumstances should allow several days lead-time. 

A permit is not required when:

You are filming on private property with the permission of the owner or the owner's surrogate.

You are an employee of print or electronic news media filming "breaking news" events.

A permit is required when:

Any of the preceding circumstances do not apply.

If using drone photography, Collier County requires proof of FAA exemption.

If you are not sure whether your project needs to apply for a permit, contact the film commission and we can assist.

Download Film Permits

Collier County Film Permit
National Park Service Permit
City of Naples Permit
Florida State Park Permit

 The Film Commission can also provide information on:

  • Drone photography in our area
  • Permits that are state or federal issued:
    • National Park Service (Everglades)
    • Delnor-Wiggins State Park Beach
    • Fakahatchee Strand Preserve
    • Big Cypress Preserve
    • Rookery Bay

Please contact the film commission and we can assist.