Filming in the City of Oxnard
The City of Oxnard has a number of exciting locations of interest for major motion picture production companies, television, commercials, still photography and student productions. Historic structures, harbors and marinas, beaches, ocean views, agriculture, residential and business districts can all be found within the City of Oxnard.
For much of the history of Hollywood cinema, the City of Oxnard has served as a popular location for shooting movies. Producers and directors from Hollywood and other film-making capitals travel to Oxnard to take advantage of its film-friendly environment. Great locations, a position in Southern California with easy rail and freeway access, and low production costs make Oxnard an obvious choice for economically and creatively minded producers.
Celebrate history, the arts, and good food in the historic city of Oxnard, California. Ideally located in Ventura County — close to Los Angeles, coastal beaches, and picturesque vistas – this dynamic city boasts a rich heritage and a vibrant, contemporary ambiance.
Oxnard Offers Unique Filming Locations:
- Carnegie Art Museum
- Channel Islands Harbor
- The Collection at Riverpark
- Downtown Oxnard
- Embassy Suites Hotel
- Heritage Square
- River Ridge Golf
- Oxnard AWPF
- Oxnard Beach Park
- Oxnard Transportation Center – Train Station
- Wagon Wheel
Film Permit: $100.00
Public Property Location Fee (Single Day): $300.00
Public Property Location Fee (Multiple Day): $200.00/day
Parking Fees (City Parks): $5.00
Fire Prevention Filming Permit: $150.00
Fire Permits/Inspection: Varies
Police Department Services (No Parking Signs, ITC, etc): Varies
Depending on type of filming and/or activities, additional fees may be involved.
Film Application Packet: This packet includes all the required documents needed to submit a film permit application.
Film – Business Tax Certificate Application: a City of Oxnard business tax certificate is required for all productions filming in Oxnard on private property. Complete this application and submit directly to email@example.com for processing.
Notice of Proposed Filming: use this template to notify residents or businesses of proposed filming that may impact neighboring properties (city staff will determine if this is required based on your production)
Certification of Notifications: use this template to certify that residents/businesses have been notified of proposed filming activities (city staff will determine if this is required based on your production)
Certification of Permissions: use this template to gather necessary permission for filming activities from residents or businesses (city staff will determine if this is required based on your production)
Filming Code: Oxnard City Filming Regulations
For further information regarding the City of Oxnard and film permits, please contact:
Samantha Shapiro, Project Manager, (805) 385-7447
300 W. Third Street, 4th Floor, Oxnard, CA 93030
Criteria for Music, Film and Television Production During COVID-19
Music, film, and television production are allowed to open in Ventura County beginning June 12, 2020. The State of California has identified that this industry can reopen beginning June 12, subject to approval by county public health officers. The Ventura County Public Health Officer will allow this industry to begin operating in Ventura County provided the following criteria are met:
- Must have a designated COVID-19 Compliance Officer on site.
- Must follow the prevention protocols identified in the appropriate industry guidance:
- Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
- Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP): https://www.aicp.com/business-resources/business-affairs-information/aicp-guidlines/covid-19-workplace-guidelines/production-specific-considerations
- Must post the COVID-19 Hotline Flyer (COVID-19 Hotline Flyer).
- No live audiences are allowed.
- The County of Ventura requests that each permitting agency incorporate the language of these four requirements into their permitting process.
- Local officials may follow-up with a site inspection.
- A written COVID-19 prevention plan is not required as the COVID-19 Compliance Officer will be responsible for ensuring the protocols are followed and for meeting with the site inspector as needed.
- These businesses are not required to register at VCReopens. Instead, the permitting process will satisfy the attestation requirement.