Filming in Martin County

Permit Information

Looking to get a permit to film in Martin County? Read through this page to learn all of the details!

When is a film permit required?

We require anyone doing a commercial film shoot on Martin County public property to obtain a film permit.

A permit is not required when you want to film for personal use, are filming on private property (with permission from the owner), or for employees of Martin County.

If you are filming in any of the following places:

  • City of Stuart
  • Indiantown
  • On any body of water
  • On islands in our waterways

Please go to the bottom of the page to find the contact to obtain their film permit instead.

When do I need to submit a permit by?

Please allow for a minimum of 5 business days for your application to be processed and a permit to be issued. If the application has any special requests, such as fireworks, road closures, animals, aircrafts, etc, please allow for additional time.

Insurance Requirements

Martin County permit applications must agree to the following insurance provisions:

Evidence of insurance issued by companies satisfactory to the County, naming the Martin County Board of County Commissioners, 2401 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart, FL, 34996, as additional insured, in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate for general liability and vehicle liability, and workman compensation insurance as required by Florida Statutes, must be provided with the application and limits of $5,000,000 if the use of one or more of the following is planned: pyrotechnics, some stunts, stunts involving vehicles and animals. Some activities may require additional insurance. A waiver of subrogation must be provided.

An employer needs to carry workers compensation when there are 4 or more people employed by the same employer.

Please make sure you fill out and attach a Certificate of Liability Insurance when submitting your application.


Filming With Drones

The drone operator must complete the appropriate paperwork through the FAA and contact our Airport Tower Manager, Tim Barrett to notify the tower of the use of drones in our county for filming purposes.

(772) 221-0109

Additional Contacts

City of Stuart