A location manager is responsible for securing locations as well as all any official permits required. Once a location is determined the location manager must negotiate with the property owner an appropriate fee for the use of the location, as well any fees to neighbours that may be impacted by production.
The first job of a location manager is managing the location scouting to ensure all scripted scenes can be filmed effectively. They should arrange parking for trucks, equipment and a base camp, while minimizing the impact to surrounding community.
They are responsible for public relations at the locations and the safety of the crew during filming, and are responsible for ensuring that the location is returned to the condition in which it was received.