Filming In South Carolina



Road Permits
Special Effects Permits

The good news about permits in South Carolina is that there are relatively few. Please call our office if you have any questions about which places require a special use permit. The few exceptions are:

Within the corporate limits of the city or county of Charleston.

Rachel Workman
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3800
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-7307

Charleston online premit form: 

Within the corporate limits of the city of Beaufort. Please click here to review their guidelines.

Within Horry County and the corporate limits of Myrtle Beach. Please send pertinent details about your shoot to our office, and we will pass the request to the appropriate entities.

Within Georgetown County. Please click here to review their guidelines and application.

Within the corporate limits of the city of Greenville. Please click here to review their guidelines and application.

Within any state-owned parks. Contact Daniel Gambrell, Chief, Park Operations for South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism, 1205 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29201: (803) 734-0345; or our office: (803) 737-0496.

Within federally owned properties such as federal forests, buildings or military installations. Contact the South Carolina Film Commission: (803) 737-0496.

The FAA regulates all drone operations, which includes requiring drone operators to hold a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate 
When operating aerial drones for commercial use, please refer to the FAA summary rules.


Production Insurance Requirements

All productions are required to send our office an original copy of their Certificate of Insurance

  1. Permit holder shall hold a one-million-dollar ($1,000,000.00) liability insurance policy covering bodily injury, including death, and property within the state.
  2. "The State of South Carolina and its Agents" shall be named as an additional insured in said policy. 
  3. Indemnity. Permit holder shall indemnify and hold harmless The State of South Carolina, and its employees and agents from and against any and all damages, suits, actions, or liabilities, including attorney fees, resulting from any of the activities arising under said permit.

Our mailing address:

SC Film Commission
1205 Pendleton St.
Room 225
Columbia, SC 29201

Contact The Film Commission

South Carolina Film Commission
1205 Pendleton Street, Room 225
Columbia, SC 29201

Call one of our representatives below:

Matt Storm

Matt Storm

Manages the Film Office, oversees auditing, payment, grants, training, economic development-marketing.

Tel: 803-737-1785
Dan Rogers

Dan Rogers

Manages locations, scouts, permitting, location database, websites, economic development-marketing.

Tel: 803-737-0496