Film Office Rates

Oakland Film Office Rates for film permits, film shoot parking, City services, and City locations for filming.

Film Permit Services & Rates - as of July 1, 2023

Film Type Rate per day







Industrial or Web


Music Video


Short Subject


Still Photography


Student Projects

Fee Waived - Letter from school required

PSA (Public Service Announcement)

Fee Waived - Letter from organization required

City Services Rate per day

Fire Permit

$ depends on the project

Firefighter Services

$ depends on the project

Police Services

$120* per hour (approximation)
5 hour and 2 Officer minimum

City Hall Engineers

$100* per hour (approximation)

Security Guard

After hours
$35 per hour (approximation)

City Property Locations Rate per day

City Hall


City Hall Plaza (exterior)


Dalziel Building


Wilson Building


State Building

No cost

City Center

Private Property, not City owned - Rates subject to change

City Parks

Email or call the Oakland Film Office for availability

Parking Parking

City Street Parking

Rates as listed in PDF

Please click here to download a PDF of Oakland Parking Rates