Filming with Drones in Oakland

There are specific guidelines for filming with drones -unmanned aircraft- in Oakland.

Unmanned Aircraft System (Drones) Film Permitting will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Permits are required for all drone flight on, from, within, and over City property. Required documents to be submitted (along with a permit application):

  • Detailed Flight Plan
  • Drone Insurance
  • Pilots License or Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Drone Registration Certificate

Contact the Oakland Film Office at for more information about your drone film permit.