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How do I reserve equipment vehicle parking for my film crew in San Francisco?

Your permit provides parking privileges on San Francisco city streets for vehicles essential to your shoot including equipment trucks, lifts, cranes, motorhomes and honeywagons. There is no additional fee for parking.

What is the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program offered by the SF Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH)?

The Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) is a program designed to assist first-time homebuyers qualify for a mortgage loan and reduce their effective mortgage interest rate. The MCC offers a federal income tax advantage equal to 15% of the mortgage interest paid annually.

What is the application process for the Police in the Community (PIC) Program offered by the SF Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH)?

The first step in applying for the Police in the Community (PIC) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) is to complete a first-time homebuyer education course through one of MOH’s five approved housing counseling agencies.

How do I close lanes or streets in San Francisco for shooting my film?

To close lanes or streets in San Francisco for your filming, you need to submit a Closure Application to the Department of Parking and Traffic. All applications must be submitted at least 5 business days in advance.

Street Closure Application Fees:
Fewer than 7 days: $750.
Fewer than 30 days: $650.
Fewer than 60 days: $550.
At least 60 days in advance of the event: $450.

Who is eligible for the Police in the Community (PIC) Program offered by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH)?

To be eligible for the Police in the Community (PIC) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) applicants must meet a number of requirements. Most notably, applicants must be purchasing their first home in San Francisco and must be currently employed full time by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD).

What is the Police in the Community (PIC) Program offered by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH)?

The Police in the Community (PIC) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) is a downpayment assistance loan program designed to assist police officers employed by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in purchasing a first home in San Francisco. The amount available for PIC loans is $20,000.

May I post directional signs around San Francisco to help my film crew find set locations?

Yes, you can post signs around San Francisco to help your film crew find set locations. Directional signs that are up to 8 ½ X 11 inches do not require a permit for posting around the city. Please review the Department of Public Works’ Guidelines for Posting Directional Signs (pdf) for a complete explanation of the rules surrounding sign posting in San Francisco.

What is the application process for the Teacher Next Door (TND) Program offered by the SF Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH)?

The first step in applying for the Teacher Next Door (TND) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) is to complete a first-time homebuyer education course through one of MOH’s five approved housing counseling agencies.

What filming incentives and tax deductions are offered for filming in San Francisco?

San Francisco offers several incentives and tax deductions for filming in San Francisco. Qualifying productions are eligible for a refund of all payroll taxes and city fees up to $600,000 per production. Feature Films, TV Series episodes and pilots are all eligible for the program. For budgets under $3 million, 55% of principal photography must take place in San Francisco. For budgets of $3 million or more, 65% of principal photography must take place in San Francisco.

Who is eligible for the Teacher Next Door (TND) Program offered by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH)?

To be eligible for the Teacher Next Door (TND) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) residents of San Francisco must meet a number of requirements. Most notably, applicants must be purchasing their first home in San Francisco and must be currently employed as a full time teacher with the San Francisco Unified School District.

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