FilMiami One-Stop-Shop Film Permitting Center

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Miami-Dade County, Fla., FL

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About the Program

Category: Information Technology (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

The Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment, branded as FilMiami, is a full-service film commission providing location and logistics assistance, film/photo permitting for the County and multiple municipalities, government liaison, production information and referral sources. FilMiami is also home to One-Stop-Film-Permitting, a computer network that originally linked Miami Dade County, the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach film permitting offices via the internet to a central database that holds permits, insurance and other pertinent information regarding filming within Miami-Dade County. Originally launched in 1998, the One-Stop-Film-Permitting system allowed producers of movies, television shows, commercials, music videos and still photo shoots worldwide to access a simplified film permit application process to facilitate a more film-friendly production environment. However, the One-Stop-Film-Permitting concept needed to be modernized to include all 34 municipalities throughout Miami-Dade County. Also, there are some municipalities that issue film permits themselves and were not part of the original One-Stop-Film-Permitting system. So, in April 2023, FilMiami launched the new One-Stop-Film-Permitting Center. This comprehensive web portal utilizes geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and includes permitting information for all 34 municipalities all in one place making the process of applying for a film permit quick and easy. The modernizing of County government and service delivery is key to Miami-Dade County, and FilMiami’s new portal exemplifies the use of new technology to improve the delivery of service by providing clients from around the world easy access to pertinent information including the ability to apply for a film permit.