Commercial Photography and Filming
The use of property under the jurisdiction of Santa Barbara County Community Services Department for film and photo shoots requires a permit ($75 cost), plus payment of a fee that is based on one of the following categories of use:
- Feature Films & TV Movies
- TV Series & Music Videos
- TV Commercials, Automobile Stills and Videos
- Educational and Documentary Films
- Still Photography on Public Right-Of-Way
Fees for use of parks, buildings and grounds other than the County Courthouse range from $100 to $3,000 per day, depending on the category of use.
Use of the County Courthouse ranges from $100 to $3,000, depending on the category of use, and production is limited to the exterior of the Courthouse only. Production time starts at two hour increments and goes up to a full day use.
Please note: Use of the Courthouse is left to the discretion of the South County Operations Manager.
The Goleta Pier may be used for film and photo shoots.
Please note: Use of Goleta Beach Pier is left to the discretion of the South County Operations Manager.
For more information please contact:
Santa Barbara County Permits Office
Parks Division Film Permit Coordinator