Incentives

State of Florida Incentives:

Florida Entertainment Sales Tax Exemption: Any qualified production company producing motion pictures, made for television motion pictures, television series, commercial advertising, music videos or sound recordings in Florida, may be eligible for a sales and use tax exemption on certain production related purchases in Florida.
http://filminflorida.com/sales-tax-exemption-program/

Miami Beach Incentives:

  • One (1) free Vehicle Beach Access Pass with each permitted day only after an off-duty officer has been reserved.
  • During the months of June through September, vehicle beach access passes (above and beyond the one free each day) shall be reduced by 50% to $75.00 (per vehicle/per day).
  • Miami Beach Hotel Room Night Incentive: Productions which demonstrate no less than:
    • 50 Miami Beach hotel room nights receive 5 Vehicle Beach Access Passes for free.
    • 100 Miami Beach hotel room nights receive 10 free passes
    • 200 Miami Beach hotel room nights receive 20 free passes

Any additional passes are $75 each. Any production or picture vehicle that enters the beach must have a pass a police escort. Cost for off-duty police is not waived. To receive this incentive productions must make a formal request on their company’s letterhead and submit a room manifest (names can be redacted) as proof of purchase.

  • Reduced cost parking at limited City lots and garages at $10/space
  • Waiver of all administrative fees related to the hiring of police off-duty officers for permitted Film and Print productions.
  • Waiver of all generator, tent and building permits for production purpose use only per South Florida Building Code.

LINKS

Below are useful links to resources to help your production. Remember if you can’t find it here you can email us directly at film@miamibeachfl.gov with any questions:
Miami Production Guide – Directory of production resources for the South Florida and the entire State of Florida.
The Governor’s Office of Film & Entertainment -Locations State Wide, Up-Front Tax exemption information.
Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment – Information and leads sheets and other production industry information for Miami-Dade County. You can also apply for a permit at One Stop Permits for Miami Dade County and Miami Beach Locations (Miami Beach also has their free permitting site found under Apply for a Permit on this site.)
City of Miami, Office of Film & Entertainment – To apply for permits in the City of Miami.
Film Florida – A marketing and informational trade association representing the entire State of Florida.
Greater Miami Conventions & Visitor’s Bureau