In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately. The train horn will not blow at railroad crossings.

Film Permits

If you need assistance acquiring the appropriate permits and applications, please contact Brian Auger by phone at (415) 485-3383 or by email.

To film on public or private property, you will need a permit. 

When you register online, select  either "Film Crew/Private Property" or "Film Crew/Public Property" as your Business Type.  Under "Detailed Description of Business," please indicate the number of days you will be filming on public property and private property. 

You may also download a PDF and send it via email, mail or fax.

Other Helpful Information

Depending on the nature of the shoot, film shoots may require permits from the Police Department and the Fire Department . If you wish to purchase meter bags near your filming location, contact the Parking Division

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