Filming in Simi Valley
The City of Simi Valley welcomes filmmakers to take advantage of the City’s unique geography and close proximity to Los Angeles. The City welcomes dozens and dozens of productions every year and has earned a strong reputation for fast, friendly service and permitting policies.
- Contact Us
- Overview of Permit Process
- Film Permit Applications
- Submitting an Application
- Public Notifications
- Street Closures
- Temporary Trash Bins
- No Parking Signs
Call us at (805) 583-6736
Fax us at (805) 583-6399
Visit us at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063
or send us an E-mail.
Film Permit Applications
- Location Filming Permit Application (page 2)*
- Questionnaire for Filming from the Ventura County Fire Department (page 3)*
- Insurance Requirements (page 4-5)*
- A Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement (page 6)*
- City of Simi Valley Film Permit Attestation Statement (page 7)*
- Public notification items (pages 8-12)
- Listing of Fees (page 13)
- Temporary Sign Regulations (page 14)
- Student Filming Requirements (page 15)
*These are required documents that must be submitted.
A Location Agreement signed by the applicable property owner(s), including the filming site and any parking sites must also be provided.
Submitting an Application
The City knows time is of the essence, and staff will accept applications in whatever manner is most convenient for you. You may submit applications in person at City Hall, located at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road (map). You may fax applications to (805) 583-6399. You may also make arrangements for submitting applications via E-mail by calling the Customer Services Division at (805) 583-6736.
Also for your convenience, the City may fax or E-mail your approved Location Filming Permit to you to save time.
Street ClosuresThe City allows filmmakers to close City streets to accommodate filming activities, including both Intermittent Traffic Control (ITC) and Intermittent Pedestrian Control (IPC) services. However, to ensure satisfactory traffic flow, it is the City’s general policy that no filming that has traffic impacts shall take place between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, on any of the streets below:
Country Club Drive
Long Canyon Road
Tapo Canyon Road
Los Angeles Avenue
Tierra Rejada Road
Lost Canyons Drive
Wood Ranch Parkway
Filmmakers may request permission to post temporary "No Parking" signs on public streets as part of their applications, subject to the City's Temporary No Parking Sign Standards. If approved by the City, filmmakers must purchase City-approved signs and post them at least 72 hours before the parking prohibitions may take effect, or the City can post them for you for a fee. Please see the the Location Filming Permit Fees on page 12 of the Location Filming Permit Application.