What is required to film at night in San Francisco?

To film at night in San Francisco, first the San Francisco Film Office must approve a signature survey. After permission has been granted for the signature survey, the production company must collect a majority of signatures from the residents where you want to film approving the late night or early morning filming. Signatures and a Results Report must be submitted to the San Francisco Film Office no fewer than 4 business days prior to the filming date along with a results report clearly indicating:

  • The response of each resident on a map
  • The percentage of Yes, No and No Responses received
  • Notes on each No Response as to when attempts were made to secure approval

The hours of filming applies to the arrival and departure of cast, crew and equipment. Here is a sample signature survey and a sample results report.


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