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LA County Fire Department Fire Prevention Division

The LA County Fire Department’s Public Safety & Film Unit (PSFU) reviews applications for filming permits, commercial still photography, annual fuel truck inspection and special effects permits.  The PSFU sets requirements and conducts inspections at filming locations to ensure public safety and compliance with the Fire Code. The PSFU is responsible for the assignment of Fire Safety Officers (FSO) and Fire Safety Advisors (FSA) at filming locations within the jurisdictional areas of the County of Los Angeles Fire Department.  Film permit fees are collected by the Santa Clarita Film Office during the permit process and scheduling/payment for Fire Safety Officers and Advisors is handled through the PSFU.



LA County Sheriff

The Santa Clarita Film Office coordinates the ordering and payment process for LA County Sheriffs assigned to location filming in the City of Santa Clarita for traffic control or when requested by production for safety.  The City offers its contract rate for Sheriff services to productions through the City’s Film Incentive Program providing a substantial savings. For more information, click here or contact the Santa Clarita Film Office at (661) 284-1425.

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