Film & Special Event Permits

Per the Bay Harbor Islands, Florida Code of Ordinances, Chapter 21 - FILM INDUSTRY AND SPECIAL EVENTS, a permit is required for commercial filming (including still photography) and special events. 

Regarding Commercial Film:

Article I notes, "Permit required. No person shall engage in, conduct or carry on film production on any town property or private property without first applying for and receiving a filming permit. A filming permit must be obtained authorizing film production at each production location notwithstanding that multiple production locations may be part of a single film production."

Regarding Special Events:

Article II notes, "It shall be unlawful to engage in special events without a special events permit. Applicants wishing to hold a special event must submit a completed special events application, including but not limited to an application form, site plan, fees, deposits, insurance and indemnification, no less than 15 business days in advance of the event."

For the complete text of the ordinance click here.

To download a copy of the film permit application click here.
To download a copy of the special event permit application click here.