Filming on California Roadways
The California Film Commission has an on-site California Highway Patrol (CHP) Film Liaison who is available to assist with filming on State freeways and highways. This liaison advises and schedules CHP officers for film shoots. The California Film Commission (CFC), a one-stop shop, facilitates filming on California's roadways with its close partnership with the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Working with Caltrans, the California Film Commission issues film permits for all state highways and freeways. Film monitoring on state highways and roadways is provided by CHP. Film Media Relations Officer Miguel Luevano is the contact for all unincorporated county roads, state highways and freeways. Officer Luevano coordinates requests for CHP officers for film details, facilitates the approval process, and trains officers to handle the unique situations that might occur during location filming.
When filming on state property, be advised that officers are not automatically assigned and need to be reserved in advance of filming. It is the production company's responsibility to contact the CHP Film Desk a minimum of 72 hours prior to filming to determine whether officers are needed and available, and to determine if local law enforcement should be involved.
Officer Miguel Luevano
Media Relations Officer
California Highway Patrol Liaison
Phone: 323.860.2960 x 103