Production Incentives Database

California Santa Clarita

Incentive Type Refund
Spend Refund of film permit fees and portions of hotel occupancy taxes; reduced rates for traffic control and safety personnel.
Project Criteria Option 1 - Locally Based & Recurring Productions: City will refund basic film permit fee(s) to the following: production based at an approved location in the Santa Clarita Valley for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks; or a production that pulls 4 or more City film permits during Fiscal Year July 1 - June 30

Option 2 - CA Film & Television Tax Credit Approved Productions: City will refund basic film permit fee(s) to production project that is approved for the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program.

Option 3 - Occupancy at City Hotels: City will refund 50% of Transient Occupancy Taxes, not to exceed 5%, collected within the City to... +Read More
Loanout Registration Required No
Loanout Withholding No
Annual Funding Caps $50,000
Project Caps None
Sunset Date 06/20/2020
Audit Requirements
Getting Started
No application for refunds prior to production; contact the Santa Clarita Film Office to obtain permits.
Screen Credit Required
Hotel Occupancy Tax Relief
Claiming Incentive
At the end of production contact the Santa Clarita Film Office for refund application.
Additional Information

Substantial saving to productions assigned LA County Sheriff Deputies for traffic control and safety during filming within City limits; the Santa Clarita Film Office has a streamlined process of ordering and paying for LA County Sheriff Deputies as part of the permitting process offered by the City.

This program is administered on a first come first served basis; productions currently based in the City of Santa Clarita will be given first priority.

The Santa Clarity Valley includes zip codes: 91321, 91350, 91351, 91354, 91355, 91381, 91382, 91383, 91384, 91387, 91390, and 93510

Last updated: 01/01/2019

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