Submittal Requirements for Photography or Filming Permit
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Submittal Requirements for Photography or Filming Permit

In order to apply for a Photography/Filming permit, please submit the following to the Community Development Department.

1. Completed "Agreement between (the requesting) Film Company and the City of Foster City Regarding Filming Activities" with appropriate attachments: 

A. Completed Photography/Filming Permit Application form

B. Proof of insurance as evidence by a policy in the amount of $1 million (or greater, if determined by the City to be required) from an insurance company deemed acceptable to the City which names the Estero Municipal Improvement District and the City of Foster City as additionally insured 

C. Business License Application* (submit a copy of the application submitted to the Financial Services Department) 

D. Park Use Permit Application* (if applicable) (submit a copy of the application submitted to the Parks and Recreation Department) 

E. Building Permit Application* (if applicable) (for temporary structures, temporary electricity, temporary metering and/or temporary lighting) (submit a copy of the application submitted to the Building Inspection Division) 

F. Encroachment Permit Application* (if applicable) (submit a copy of the application submitted to the Public Works Department) 

G. Traffic Control Plan (if applicable) (submit a copy if filming within the public right-of-way to the Public Works Department for any requested lane closures for filming operations adjacent to streets which could cause a distraction to drivers 

2. Processing Fee (per the Master Fees & Services Charges Schedule

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200