State Film Permits
State Film Permit Basics
Determining your permits needs will depend on what location(s) you are planning on filming. Our office permits for State lands and we have TWO TYPES of permits:
Open and Accessible ePermit
You can easily apply online:
O/A ePermit is $10 and covers a list of locations for a two-week period.
If you are filming on State lands, and the location does not fall under the O/A ePermit list, then it will require a Standard film permit.
Standard Film Permit
This permit requires comprehensive insurance and a more detailed application process through the Hawaii Film Office or possibly other agencies:
The fee for these permits can vary ($100+). View more on fees here.
A completed application must be submitted no later than 7 working business days PRIOR to the first shoot date.
PLEASE NOTE – Location Scouts with groups larger than 10+ crew or special requests of any kind will require a Scouting Permit. You may submit your scouting request using our Standard Film Permit Application. **EXCEPTION: Scouting of any size on DLNR State Parks jurisdiction requires a scout permit. DLNR State Park fees will be included in the scout permit)