• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Permit Office Contacts

How do I apply for a permit?

Requests for permits are taken by phone and/or e-mail in the order received. Leave a voice message and your call will be returned.

Below are a list of contact information for the Permit Office. Please contact the appropriate ranger for your activity.

Commercial Use Authorizations, Still Photography Permits, and Special Events

Office of Special Park Uses
Desk and voice mail: (805) 370-2308

Motion Picture and Filming Permits

Tony Hoffman
Filming Coordinator
National Park Service - Santa Monica Mountains
California State Parks - Angeles District
Desk and voice mail: (818) 880-0358

Did You Know?

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Every year Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area plants around 15,000 native shrubs in efforts to restore the chaparral landscape and increase the carbon sequestration of the Park. More...