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Alarm Permit

All audible alarm systems require registration.

To Obtain or Renew a Permit

Fill out the  Alarm Permit Application.

Annual Alarm Permit Fee

Residence $35
Business $70

Note: Business rate applies to churches, schools and government.

Non-compliance Penalty Fee (per incident): $250

Alarm Permit Requirements

An Alarm User Permit must be obtained within 30 days from installation or acquisition of an audible alarm system.

All Alarm User Permits must be renewed annually. Renewal is due on or before the date the original permit was issued.

False Alarm Penalties

The first two false alarms in a 12-month period are at no charge.

Subsequent penalty fees for false alarms can range from $200 to $750 for repeat offenses in a 12-month period.

Read about  False Alarm Exemptions.

Questions? Contact the Alarm Permit Coordinator, 408-730-7117.

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2019