In most cases, no.

For the vast majority of American cities, including Los Angeles and New York, by-laws are flexible and accommodating when it comes to hosting professional shoots.

Managing and handling permits is almost always the responsibility of film crews.

However, there some American cities where you must register, get a permit, or obtain a license before you can list your property or accept commercial projects in your space. Certain types of bookings may be prohibited altogether. Municipal and county laws vary greatly, as does the process of enforcement.

If you have questions or concerns about the legality of hosting film shoots reach out to our team at

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