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 | Special Events & Filming Office
*Definitions *Application Requirements *Fees
*Location Requirements *Insurance *Conditions of Use

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Location Requirements


1. A scaled plan drawing shall be provided for any special event location. The illustration can be hand-drawn to approximate scale or computer-drafted.

2. The scaled plan should include streets, affected buildings, affected trees or landscape, and any barricades or fencing.

3. The scaled plan should also include the location of the production headquarters, signs, any equipment trucks, food service, or catering trucks, generators (or other sources of electricity), portable toilets, any additional trash cans, as well as any other large equipment or temporary structures that may lie in the public right-of-way.

4. If the project is likely to affect public right-of-way traffic, the scaled plan should also include alternative public routes. The traffic control plan should be prepared per City standards for any proposed special event activity that needs street closure, whether it is a full or half closure. City review and approval of the plan is required.


1. It is understood that special event production requires ample parking near the event location.  The SEFO will attempt to work with production companies in an effort to meet both the needs of the crews as well as Torrance residents.

2. All vehicles must be visibly labeled as part of the production company.

3. The City's parking regulations will be enforced as posted. Fines and towing will be enforced for violators.

4. Food service and catering trucks must be parked on private property unless otherwise permitted by the City.  Cars, tables and other obstructions may not be placed in the public right-of-way or on sidewalks.

5. Production companies that seek waivers for posted parking restrictions may apply for relief to the Torrance Police Department.  Arrangements for special parking must be made at the time of the application.

6. Posting of "No Parking" signs is the responsibility of the production company and must be posted 72 hours in advance of restriction.  These signs must include the day, date and time of the parking restriction.  Signs must also be removed and disposed of by the film company at the end of production.

7. Parking on City properties or facilities (such as the airport, parks, etc.) requires approval from appropriate departments overseeing the facilities.

8. Using the parking lot at Torrance Beach for production equipment requires a permit from Los Angeles County.


1. Any special event activity requires written notification to property owners and tenants within 300 feet or on the same street as the special event activity. Such written notices must be received 24 hours prior to the start of special event activity.

2. Any special event activity that will occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. requires written notification to residents within 300 feet or on the same street as the special event activity. Such written notices must be received three days prior to the start of special event activity.

3. Any special event activity that includes explosions, gunfire, pyrotechnics, fire / flames, or otherwise involves significant community impact may require a longer notification period, as established by the SEFO, Torrance Fire Department, or Torrance Police Department.

4. Notification in all above cases is the responsibility of the production company. This notification must be on company's letterhead and approved by City Manager or his designee prior to distribution. The notification should also have a City employee's name and contact information if citizens have any concerns.