Set the Scene in Ocala/Marion County!

Set the stage for an incredible film shoot when you choose the excellent locations, incentives and resources in Ocala/Marion County.

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You already have the lights and camera. Now find the right place for all the action in Ocala/Marion County! Our idyllic countryside, old growth forests, rough riding horse trails, crystal-clear springs, historic towns and more offer the ideal location for films of almost any genre. Our film commission can walk you through the permit process, find film incentives, and provide you with resources to schedule and book any of the accommodations or location you need.

Marion County

The Marion County government’s Public Relations Office handles filming requests on a case-by-case basis when facilitating filming activities on county property and advises filmmakers to contact property owners directly when the filmmakers’ interest is to take footage on private property.

Marion County does not have an ordinance prohibiting the filming and associated permitting with private property/business owners, so individuals can proceed in working directly with any and all private entities.

Public Relations Office of Marion County
601 SE 25th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471
Office: (352) 438-2300
Fax: (352) 438-2309
publicrelations@marioncountyfl.org


Ocala National Forest

For filming at locations on federal property — the Ocala National Forest —please contact the regional or forest press offices.

Lake George Ranger District
17147 E. State Road 40
Silver Springs, FL 34488
(352) 625-2520


City of Ocala

Any person wanting to film on City of Ocala property, would need to apply for a permit through the Recreation and Parks Department. The review process for these types of permits are pretty quick and require a $10 fee.

City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department
828 NE 8th Ave Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 368-5524


Rainbow Springs State Park/Silver Springs State Park

For filming on state property, such as Rainbow Springs State Park or Silver Springs State Park, please contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Permitting is handled a little differently at each park, and can be discussed with each Park Ranger respectively. Contact information for each park can be found on the DEP’s State Park website FloridaStateParks.org. For a full list of the state parks and trails, visit FloridaStateParks.org/Parks-and-Trails


Florida Office of Film & Entertainment

Additionally, the Florida Office of Film & Entertainment is always happy to assist with permitting at state parks or any other state property.

Florida Office of Film & Entertainment
107 East Madison Street, MSC 80
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Office: (850) 717-8990
Toll Free: 877-FLA-FILM
(850) 410-4770
FloridaOFE@deo.myflorida.com


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