Filming in Newport Beach is regulated by Newport Beach Municipal Code Section 5.46. Film permits are required for any commercial film activity that occurs within the City of Newport Beach. Film activity includes still photography, film or video production. Any person desiring to use any property for the purpose of staging, shooting, making, capturing, taking or recording of images for any commercial or business purpose shall obtain a film permit.
The applicant must obtain a property owner's permission, consent, and or lease for use of property not owned or controlled by the City. The City may determine that the applicant, as a condition to film permit approval, notify any areas impacted by the production by distributing a Film Notification. All coordination with Homeowner Associations, property owners, schools and residents shall be the responsibility of the applicant.