Filming In Hawaii
Film Insurance Requirements in the State of
Minimum Requirements for a Standard Film Permit:
A Certificate of Insurance for General Liability ($1 million per occurrence, $2 million aggregate) and Automobile Liability ($1 million bodily injury per person, $1 million bodily injury per accident and $1 million property damage per accident), naming the State of Hawaii as additional insured, is required for a Standard Film Permit.
In the “Description of Operations/Locations/Vehicles/Special Items” section:
“The State of Hawaii, including all of its departments and attached agencies, their officers, employees and agents are named as additional insured with respect to the named insured’s filming activities.”
In the “Certificate Holder” section:
State of Hawaii
c/o State of Hawaii Film Office
Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804-2359
- The “insured” on the Certificate of Insurance must be the same as the “Applicant” on the film permit applications.
- The University of Hawaii must also be named as additionally insured when filming at any of its facilities.
- Kaka’ako Waterfront Park is no longer an Open and Accessible Site on Oahu. The Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) must also be named as additionally insured when filming at Kaka’ako Waterfront Park.
A copy of the Certificate of Insurance must be faxed to the State of Hawaii Film Office with your Film Permit Application. The original Certificate must also be emailed to us in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to us at: State of Hawaii Film Office, PO Box 2359, Honolulu, HI 96804.
Disclaimer: The encapsulated production information on this page is provided for general purposes only and should not be construed as advice. While we do our utmost to keep all information up to date, production requirements change often. The best source for details is the film office itself.