Parking, Police & fire
Parking fees will apply if required at the location. Usually, municipal parking departments can arrange to bag meters (with ample notification) and will accept a lump-sum payment. Note: no vehicles are to be driven or parked off-road without prior permission. All parking must be in legal spaces unless prior arrangements have been made.
Police services may be arranged to assist you with traffic and crowd control and security. The scope of your project will determine how many officers, deputies, or cruisers will be needed. In most cases, the cost is an hourly charge with a four-hour minimum. Cost varies, depending on whether the officer comes from a city municipality or the Sheriff’s department, and the officers’ usual compensation rate. Expect fees in the range of $50/hour per officer/cruiser.
If your production requires the use of pyrotechnics, your application must be separately approved and permitted by the municipality’s Fire Marshall in the city where the filming will occur. Campfires and bonfires are allowed ONLY with special permission, and not in every beach jurisdiction. If this is a requirement, like pyrotechnics, the request will have to be approved and permitted by the Fire Marshall of the beach community where the filming will occur (e.g., Clearwater Beach Fire Marshall or St. Pete Beach Fire Marshall).
Please contact our office for more detail or assistance with these services.