It depends. Sending letters or leaflets to San Francisco residents where you are filming is only required in special cases as dictated by the San Francisco Film Office.

To notify a San Francisco neighborhood that you will be filming, distribute a letter to every resident and merchant in advance of your shoot.

Each notification must be on the San Francisco Film Office notification template and include the following information:

  • Name of Production Company
  • Date and Times of Filming
  • Description of Filming Activities
  • Local Production Contact Number
  • Contact Information for Film Office and SFPD


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