Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office

Online Permit Application

The easiest way to secure your ideal location.

We exist to turn your vision into reality. Everything we do is designed to make your production run as smoothly as possible, especially securing your production permit.

The simple online application process takes just minutes and consists of the following steps:

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Click the Highlight Fields button in the top right-hand corner.
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Click the Highlight Fields button in the top right-hand corner.
Download the interactive Permit Application.
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Download the interactive Permit Application
Review your selections for accuracy.
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Review your selections for accuracy.

 

Complete the highlighted fields to the best of your ability.
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Complete the highlighted fields to the best of your ability.

(We understand there may be fields you are unable to complete.)

Click the Submit by Email button to submit your application.
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Click the Submit by Email button to submit your application.

If you prefer, you may fax your completed permit application to (941) 309-1209 instead.

Append your digital signature to the application.
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Append your digital signature to the application.

First time using a digital signature? Get information here.



We are happy to connect you with Sarasota County's amazing locations, resources and incentives for all of your film, TV, radio and print location needs.

Experience the best Florida has to offer all in one location. From waterfront locations with beaches, islands, bay fronts, bridges and marinas to wilderness locations with forests, ranching communities and tropical jungles and urban locations with art galleries, modern buildings and historical architecture -- we have it all.

Imagine your production's possibilities when combined with our compelling locations and service. As a full-service film commission and a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International, we are dedicated to ensuring your production's success. We offer the film industry's first customized, online Production Directory of crew, vendors, services, equipment and contacts for all of your production needs. In addition, we also provide location scouting assistance, permitting guidance, location photography assistance, intergovernmental support, research and reference materials, problem-solving and information-gathering.

Let us help you bring your production to life.