Production Alert – New L.A. County Flood Control Fees

On Monday, May 23, 2011, representatives of the Los Angeles County Board of Public Works notified FilmL.A. of two permit fee increases for filming in Flood Control District rights of way. The new fee levies, which go into effect on Thursday, May 26, were approved in April by the Los Angeles Country Board of Supervisors.

Months ago, FilmL.A. alerted industry partners that the County might seek fee increases to assist with cost recovery. Unfortunately, neither FilmL.A. nor its industry partners were advised of these fee increases, “because they are not film permit specific,” according to County representatives. L.A. County fee modifications specific to film permits are scheduled to be discussed or voted on in late June.

Flood Permit Issuance Fee (assessed once per permit) $111

Encroachment Permit Processing Fee (assessed once per affected location) $258


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