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Film Permits

The city of Sunny Isles Beach is home to some unique and attractive filming sites, such as: the historic Newport Pier, new luxury oceanfront hotel and condominiums, and the world-famous Rascal House which represents the distinctive Miami Beach 50’s-style architecture.

The City has private islands, lagoons, drawbridges, marinas, docks, restaurants, parks, playgrounds, temples and churches. The space under the William Lehman Causeway offers a unique urban setting, while the Intracoastal Waterway, with Oleta River State Park to the west, offers a natural uninhabited view.

One-Stop Permitting
The Miami-Dade County Film Office issues permits for locations in Sunny Isles Beach, but only with the approval of the city of Sunny Isles Beach.

For information about who is required to get a permit, what is required to get a permit and to request a permit, visit , or call 305-365-3288.

City Requirements

To get City approval for filming, either go through Miami-Dade County and they will contact the City, or download a form here:

Film Permit Application

Fax or email the completed form to the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Cultural & Community Services Department:

FAX:  305-792-1566

If you have any questions you can call 305.792.1706.

The city of Sunny Isles Beach requires that the production company sign a hold harmless agreement and name the City as an additional insured for at least $1,000,000.00 on the production company’s liability insurance. In addition, depending on the amount of people and/or vehicles, the type of filming or special effects, an off-duty officer may be required at the production company’s expense.