Do i need a permit to film in my neighborhood?

Me and my friends are making a horror movie soon. It's the first short film that we're putting all our effort in but when I was looking a tips on YouTube to help they said you need a permit to film. Where i live there's a office and a security guy that drives around should I just tell them I'm... show more Me and my friends are making a horror movie soon. It's the first short film that we're putting all our effort in but when I was looking a tips on YouTube to help they said you need a permit to film. Where i live there's a office and a security guy that drives around should I just tell them I'm making a film or do something else? thank you for answering my questions.
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