Welcome to the City of Ontario Film Permits!
The Communications Department serves as the liaison office to production companies and businesses to coordinate film permit applications.
Film permits are required for any commercial film activity that occurs within the City of Ontario, whether on public or private property. Film activity includes still photography, film or video production. Any person desiring to use any property for the purpose of staging, filming, making, capturing, taking or recording of images for any commercial or business purpose shall obtain a film permit.
To get your film project in Ontario started, fill out our online application or contact us today.
Phone: (909) 395-2081
Please read the Regulations & Instructions document before filling out application.
All applications must be filled out online: Film Permit Application.
If you need to amend an application already submitted, use the Film Permit Addendum Form.
All payment and supporting documents must be submitted seven (7) business days before the first day of planned filming for processing. If you are requesting street closures or would like to utilize stunts/special effects/pyrotechnics in your production, you must have those permits routed through the appropriate departments and approved prior to the seven (7) business day deadline to include with your film permit.
Upon receipt of a completed film permit application, the Communications Department will begin coordinating logistics and approvals with City Departments in accordance with all applicable terms, conditions, and operational guidelines. Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee issuance of a permit.
Questions can be emailed to FilmPermits@OntarioCA.gov.
Email FilmPermits@OntarioCA.gov to request promotion of your business or property for filming in Ontario.
Commonly used places for filming in Ontario:
- Historic Euclid Avenue
- Ontario International Airport
- Toyota Arena
- Ontario Convention Center
- R. Jack Mercer Ontario Community Bandstand (located at Euclid Avenue and C Street)
- Ontario Town Square