Our Upcoming Events
In order for the Film Office to issue a permit for filming in the City of Oakland, the filmmaker or production company needs to provide a certificate of insurance. A certificate of insurance is evidence of insurance, proof of a contractor’s financial ability to pay for a loss caused by the contractor’s negligence.
Examples of the Certificates of insurance the City of Oakland requires follow:
City of Oakland's Certificate of liability insurance example
City of Oakland's CG 20 insurance example
Most insurance providers use the ACORD Certificate of Liability insurance form; if yours does not, a copy of your policy statement with terms and limits will be fine.
• On your Certificate of Liability Insurance, the terms of coverage for your insurance must be inclusive of the dates referenced on the film permit.
• The Certificate Holder section of the Certificate of Liability Insurance should read:
City of Oakland
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
• CG 20 10 Additional Insurance Endorsement Form:
Your insurance certification must be accompanied by what is known as CG 20 10 Additional Insurance Endorsement form or equivalent document. Note that your insurance provider may alternately issue an equivalent form such as a CG 20 10 10 93, CG 20 10 11 85 or CG 20 26. In this case, you may provide us with a copy of this form. You can verify the form number by looking at the bottom left corner of your Additional Insured Endorsement form.
• The following clause should appear on the Additional Insured Endorsement form (CG 20) as the Name of Person or Organization:
The City of Oakland, its Councilmembers, Directors, Officers, Agents and Employees
• Your insurance Policy Number must also appear on your CG 20 10 Additional Insured Endorsement or equivalent endorsement form.
The certificates can be faxed, emailed, mailed or dropped off at the City of Oakland’s offices.