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Filming & Photography

All commercial, non-profit and student filming and photography activities on Airport property require a filming permit from the County of Orange.  To get a filming permit from the County of Orange, the requestor has to obtain a letter of permission from the Airport Director.

After receiving the Airport Director’s letter of permission, the requestor can obtain a filming permit from the County Property Permits office after fulfilling the insurance and fee requirements. The permitting process requires a minimum of fourteen business days. Feature film or more complex shoots require at least 30 business days. Due to time constraints, it is recommended to work simultaneously with Airport staff and County Permit staff on satisfying the requirements.

Areas of availability are very limited, and all requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

John Wayne Airport Filming Applications and Guidelines


Media requests