Permit Application

Step 1 of 3 - Project Information

  • Please provide the name of the person applying for the permit on behalf of the production.
  • It is recommended that you provide at least one contact number.
    (please check all that apply)
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  • This may be a working title or a finished title. Whatever the title is.


Kimberly Heath-Carrico
Sarasota County Film Commissioner

Fill out and submit your permit online with proper insurance: General liability 1-million, 2-million aggregate in separate COI’s naming the municipality, in a separate COI(LIABILITY AND WORKERS COMP WHEN APPLICABLE) and we’ll send it to the proper municipality. The only exception being Longboat Key is a separate process and has fees, you’ll need to contact them directly.

It is important to fill out the permit forms completely with only LOCAL budgets, hotels, locations and remit with a copy of Insurance naming the municipalities as additionally insured. If you fail to complete the forms fully and correctly, permits will be put on hold or delayed.

Please do allow at least 5-7 working days after the receipt of your completed paperwork, workers comp, and liability insurance to obtain a permit if there are no stunts, pyrotechnics, traffic impacts or street closures required by your shoot. Allow a minimum of up to 30 business days if those more complicated elements are involved such as stunts with prop guns or explosives. We will always try our best to expedite your requests, but generally, these are the timeframes you can expect for permits to be issued.

Please find below the required information for additionally insured on COI’s:

City of North Port
4970- City Hall Blvd.
City of North Port , FL 34286

Sarasota County, Attn: Risk Management
Safety and Risk Management,
1660- Ringling Blvd. 3rd Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236

Town of Longboat Key
501- Bay Isles Road
Longboat Key, FL 34228

City of Venice
401- West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285

City of Sarasota
1565-1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236


301 N Cattlemen Rd, Ste. #203, Sarasota, FL 34232


941-309-1200, ext. 104