Your liablity insurance can come from any number of insurance companies. Contact your insurance provider for more information.

Watch this video for a full explantion of how insurance works with permitting.

A good resource for temporary, fast insurance is Thimble Business Insurance.  You can get an instant quote for one day, a few hours, multi-day or multi-month insurance via their app or website.  Drone Operators can get drone insurance via as well. You can issue certificates of insurance and additional endorsement pages right through their website or app.

1. Commercial general liability insurance, including but not limited to, bodily injury, property damage and personal injury is required for all on-location work in Pinellas County. Small crew and still photo shoots must also provide insurance. 

2. Pinellas County encompasses 24 different municipalities, plus county-managed property.  Depending on where you are filming you will need a Certificate of Insurance (COI) that matches your location. Research the location name to determine if it is managed by a municipality or by Pinellas County. Then scroll down this page to that municipality to view the certificate holder name, address and description that must appear on the COI.

3. If you are filming in multiple municipalities around the county, multiple COI's are usually required.  For example: Filming on Clearwater Beach requires a City of Clearwater COI, Fort Desoto Park requires a Pinellas County COI with Endorsement, and downtown St. Petersburg requires a City of St. Petersubrg COI.

4. If after researching your location you still have questions about jurisdiction and COI wording, contact our office. 

NOTE: All documents must be uploaded into your filming permit application (Word doc or PDF). Applications submitted without proof of insurance are considered incomplete and will not be processed until properly worded insurance is uploaded into the application.   

Standard Limits:

  • General Aggregate $2,000,000
  • Products/Completed $2,000,000

Operations Aggregate:

  • Personal Injury and Advertising Injury $1,000,000
  • Each Occurrence $1,000,000

    (Bodily Injury & Property Damage)
  • Additional insurance coverage or higher limits may be required based upon the risk level the city or county may face. These will be determined when the application is reviewed by risk managers and legal staff. This additional coverage may include a higher limit for General Liability. Other insurance coverage may be required including, but not limited to:
  • Commercial Auto Liability
  • Aviation Liability
  • Marine Liability
  • Pollution Legal Liability
  • Worker's Comp and Employer's Liability

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Certificate holder addresses and more information

Pinellas County Parks and other county-managed locations

  1. Certificate of Insurance
    Pinellas County
    400 S. Fort Harrison
    Clearwater, FL 33756

    Description: Pinellas County is endorsed as an Additional Insured.

  2. Pinellas County must also be listed as additional insured on the COI. The county Risk Management department requires this to be EITHER mentioned in the Description box (see description wording above) or indicated in the ADDL INSD box with an X in this section.  An example copy of certificate that has both is linked here for reference.  Either can be accepted. This example has both.

The term "County" or "Pinellas County" shall include all authorities, boards, bureaus, commissions, divisions, departments and offices of the County and individual members, employees thereof in their official capacities, and/or while acting on behalf of Pinellas County.

All policies shall be written on a primary, non-contributory basis.

Pinellas County reserves the right to request a copy of all insurance policies before and/or after the filming.

Additional insurance coverage or higher limits may be required based upon exposures determined during review of the application. This additional coverage may include a higher limit for General Liability. Other insurance coverage may be required including but not be limited to:

  • Commercial Auto Liability
  • Aviation Liability
  • Marine Liability
  • Pollution Legal Liability
  • Worker's Comp and Employer's Liability

Belleair

Certificate Holder box info:
Town of Belleair
c/o JP Murphy
901 Ponce DeLeon Blvd.
Belleair, FL 33756
Description of operations box info:
The Town of Belleair is an additional insured as respects general liability.


City of Belleair Beach

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Belleair Beach
444 Causeway Blvd
Belleair Beach 33786
Description of operations box info:
The City of Belleair Beach, a municipal corporation, is an additional insured as respects general liability.


City of Belleair Bluffs

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Belleair Bluffs
2747 Sunset Blvd.
Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770
Description of operations box info:
The City of Belleair Bluffs, a municipal corporation, is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Belleair Shore

Certificate Holder box info:
Town of Belleair Shore
c/o Robert E. Schmidt, Jr.
1200 Gulf Blvd.
Belleair Shore, FL 33786-3351
Description of operations box info:
The Town of Belleair Shore is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Clearwater

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Clearwater
c/o Rick Osorio
P.O. Box 4748
Clearwater, FL 33758
Description of operations box info:
The City of Clearwater is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Dunedin

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Dunedin
Attn: Theresa Smalling, Human Resources Director
542 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
Description of operations box info:
The City of Dunedin is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Gulfport

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Gulfport
Jim O'Reilly, City Manager
2401 53rd Street S.
Gulfport, FL 33707
Description of operations box info:
The City of Gulfport is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Indian Rocks Beach

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Indian Rocks Beach
c/o Gregg Mims, City Manager
1507 Bay Palm Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Description of operations box info:
The City of Indian Rocks Beach is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Indian Shores

Certificate Holder box info:
Town of Indian Shores
19305 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
Description of operations box info:
The Town of Indian Shores is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Largo

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Largo
Henry Schubert, City Manager
201 Highland Avenue
Largo, FL 33779
Description of operations box info:
The City of Largo is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Madeira Beach

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Madeira Beach
c/o City Manager
300 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Description of operations box info:
The City of Madeira Beach is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Oldsmar

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Oldsmar
Al Braithwaite, City Manager
100 State Street W.
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Description of operations box info:
The City of Oldsmar is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Pinellas Park

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Pinellas Park
Lisa Hendrickson, Risk Management
5141 78th Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Description of operations box info:
The City of Pinellas Park is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Town of Redington Beach

Certificate Holder box info:
Redington Beach, Town of
105 164th Ave.
Redington Beach, FL 33708-1519
Description of operations box info:
The Town of Redington Beach, a municipal corporation, is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Town of North Redington Beach

Certificate Holder box info:
North Redington Beach, Town of
190 173rd Ave.
North Redington Beach, FL 33708-1397
Description of operations box info:
The Town of North Redington Beach, a municipal corporation, is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Redington Shores

Certificate Holder box info:
Town of Redington Shores
MaryBeth Henderson, Mayor
17425 Gulf Blvd
Redington Shores, FL 33708
Description of operations box info:
The Town of Redington Shores is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Safety Harbor

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Safety Harbor
c/o Kim Nicholls, Human Resources Director
750 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Description of operations box info:
The City of Safety Harbor is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Seminole

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Seminole
c/o Ann Deal
9199 113th St. N
Seminole, FL 33772
Description of operations box info:
The City of Seminole is an additional insured as respects general liability.


South Pasadena

Certificate Holder box info:
City of South Pasadena
Attn: City Clerk
7047 Sunset Drive South
South Pasadena, FL 33707
Description of operations box info:
The City of South Pasadena is an additional insured as respects general liability.


St. Petersburg

Certificate Holder box info:
City of St. Petersburg
c/o Blaise Mazzola
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731-2842
Description of operations box info:
The City of St. Petersburg is an additional insured as respects general liability.


St. Pete Pier

Certificate Holder box info:
Colliers International REMS US, LLC.
600 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Description of operations box info:
City of St. Petersburg, Colliers International REMS US, LLC, Tampa Bay Florida, and Pier Events, LLC are included as an additional insured as respects general liability.

Important info:
Filming on the St. Pete Pier is not allowed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, holidays and observed holidays due to the high volume of visitors.

A fully executed Use Agreement is required prior to filming. Pier management will customize the Use Agreement based on the filming details and include all fees. The agreement will then be forwarded for your signature and final execution.

A non-refundable $250 administrative fee and a $500 refundable* damage fee are required to execute the Use Agreement. Two separate checks, each made payable to the City of St. Petersburg, are due two business days prior to the shoot date.

Additional fees may also be required if the shoot requires event staff, transportation services, electricity, etc.

All requested filming locations must be indicated on this map of the Pier, and then uploaded into your film permit application.

Please allow seven (7) business days in advance of your requested shoot date to process your request.

For the Pier's FAQ including hours of operation, parking rates, pier management address, etc., click here.

* After filming is completed, Pier management will determine the amount of damage fee (all or partial) to be refunded.


St. Pete Beach

Certificate Holder box info:
City of St. Pete Beach
Attn: City Manager's Office
155 Corey Avenue
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Description of operations box info:
The City of St. Pete Beach is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Tarpon Springs

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Tarpon Springs
c/o Judy Staley
P.O. Box 5004
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Description of operations box info:
The City of Tarpon Springs is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Treasure Island

Certificate Holder box info:
City of Treasure Island
120 108th Avenue
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Description of operations box info:
The City of Treasure Island is an additional insured as respects general liability.


Skyway Bridge, Skyway Fishing Piers, Egmont Key, Honeymoon Island & Caladesi Island State Park

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