Some cities require homeowners and/or business owners to apply for an alarm permit. Typically, an application must be filled out and mailed along with an annual fee, all within a month of having the alarm installed (Note: fees and submission times vary widely by city). Luckily, most applications are available for download and print, or as online forms to submit. Unfortunately, it can be an incredible hassle to search a city’s website for such a specific document.

Capital Connect has compiled a comprehensive list that provides several links to specific city websites that detail the alarm permit process, as well as a direct link to a PDF of the application or online form. Since most cities also require you to pay an annual fee when first registering your alarm system, we included that information as well.

Feel free to bookmark this page to return quickly in the future. If you don’t see your city listed here, please tell us in the comments section, and we will do our best to find and link to the information and application if possible.

Arizona City Alarm Permit Information

CITY NAME CITY WEBSITE FEE APPLICATION
Apache Junction Alarm Permit Program $10 Download PDF
Avondale False Alarm Reduction Program $25 Online Form
Casa Grande Alarm Permit Information $10 Download PDF
Chandler Alarm Information $10 Download PDF
Flagstaff Alarm Unit Section $10 Download PDF
Gilbert Alarm Program 2012 $5 Download PDF
Glendale Alarm Information None Online Form
Goodyear No Permit Required
Maricopa Alarm Permits $10 Online Form
Mesa Alarm Applications & Instructions None Online Form
Paradise Valley Alarm Monitoring $20 Download PDF
Phoenix Alarm Introduction $17 Download PDF
Scottsdale Alarms $10 Download PDF
Sierra Vista Alarm Permits $10 Download PDF
Surprise No permit required
Tempe Alarm Permits $10 Online Form
Tucson Alarm User Education $20 Online Form

California Alarm Permit Information

CITY NAME CITY WEBSITE FEE APPLICATION
Alhambra City of Alhambra $15 Download PDF
Anaheim Alarm Permit None Online Form
Arcadia Alarm Permit $40 Online Form
Bakersfield Alarm Permit $31 Online Form
Berkeley No permit required
Beverly Hills Alarm Registration $25 Download PDF
Brea Alarm Registration $25 Download PDF
Burbank Alarm Permit $25 Download PDF
Carlsbad Fees and Billing None Download PDF
Carson Burglar Alarm $35 Download PDF
Chula Vista Alarm Program $50 Download PDF
Citrus Heights Downloadable Forms $50 Download PDF
Clovis No permit required
Corona Permits and Licenses $35 Online Form
Costa Mesa No permit required
Culver City Permits $35 Download PDF
Daly City Alarm Permits $25 Download PDF
Downey Alarm Permits $27.50 Download PDF
El Cajon Police Forms None Download PDF
El Monte Alarm Program None Download PDF
Elk Grove Alarm Bureau $50 Download PDF
Encinitas Forms and Permit Applications $118 Download PDF
Fremont Alarm Permit $40 Download PDF
Fullerton Alarm Permits $30 Download PDF
Garden Grove Alarm Ordinance $30 Download PDF
Glendale Alarm System Application $75 Download PDF
Hawthorne Licensing $125 Download PDF
Hayward Alarm Response $32 Download PDF
Huntington Beach Alarm Permits $36 Download PDF
Imperial Beach Forms and Applications $35 Download PDF
Inglewood Alarm System Permit $50 Download PDF
Irvine Alarm Permits None Online Form
Laguna Beach Alarm Permits $25 Online Form
Lemon Grove Licenses and Permits $75 Download PDF
Long Beach Alarm Permits $35 Download PDF
Los Angeles Office of Finance $30 Online Form
Malibu Alarm Permit $53 Download PDF
Merced County Alarm Ordinance $20 Download PDF
Mission Viejo No permit required
Modesto Government Forms None Download PDF
Mountain View Alarm Ordinance $20 Download PDF
Napa Burglar Alarm Permit Information $34 Download PDF
National City Alarm Program $30 Download PDF
Newport Beach Alarms $59 Download PDF
Oakland Form Download Center $25 Download PDF
Oceanside Alarms None Download PDF
Palm Beach Alarm Unit $25 Download PDF
Palo Alto Alarm Ordinance $35 Download PDF
Pasadena Alarm Permits $106 Download PDF
Perris No permit required
Petaluma Alarm Permits N/A Download PDF
Pomona Document Center $20 Download PDF
Poway Code Compliance $69 Download PDF
Rancho Cordova Document Center $50 Download PDF
Riverside Alarm Enforcement Unit $57 Download PDF
Roseville Alarm Information $35 Online Form
Sacramento Alarm Ordinance Bureau $50 Download PDF
San Bernardino Application Center $25 Download PDF
San Diego Alarm Application $18 Online Form
San Francisco Alarm Ordinance $45 Download PDF
San Marcos Online Form Center N/A Online Form
Santa Ana Alarms $30 Download PDF
Santa Barbara Licenses and Permits $30 Online Form
Santa Clara Owner Information $23.50 Download PDF
Santa Rosa Alarm Permits $10
Santee City Security Alarm Permits $18 Download PDF
Stockton Alarms $55 Download PDF
Sunnyvale Alarms $35 Download PDF
Torrance Alarm Permits $98
Tracy Request Forms $20 Download PDF
Visalia Fees and Forms $15 Download PDF
Whittier Alarm Permits $50 Download PDF
Yuba City Alarm Permits $43.50 Download PDF

Colorado Alarm Permit Information

CITY NAME CITY WEBSITE FEE APPLICATION
Colorado Springs Permit Applications N/A Download PDF
Denver Alarm Permit Center N/A Online Form
Douglas Burglar Alarm Ordinance N/A Download PDF
Larimer County Register Alarm System $50 Online Form

Idaho Alarm Permit Information

No permits required in the state of Idaho

Nevada Alarm Permit Information

CITY NAME CITY WEBSITE FEE APPLICATION
Reno False Alarm Reduction Program $25 Download PDF
Sparks False Alarm Reduction Program $25 Download PDF

New Mexico Alarm Permit Information

CITY NAME CITY WEBSITE FEE APPLICATION
Rio Rancho Alarm Registration $25 Download PDF
Santa Cruz Permits and Forms $25 Download PDF
Santa Fe False Alarm Reduction Program $25 Online Form

Texas Alarm Permit Information

CITY NAME CITY WEBSITE FEE APPLICATION
Arlington Alarm Permit Applications $50 Download PDF
Austin Alarm Administration $30 Download PDF
Bedford Permits $50 Download PDF
Carrollton Alarm Permits $30 Download PDF
Cedar Hill Alarm Permits $50 Download PDF
Cedar Park No permit required
Dallas Registrations $50 Download PDF
Denton Alarm Permits $5 Download PDF
El Paso Alarm Unit N/A Download PDF
Fort Worth Alarm Permits $50 Download PDF
Garland Alarm Unit $100 Download PDF
Georgetown Alarm Management $25 Online Form
Grand Prairie Alarm Permits $30-50 Download PDF
Greenville Forms N/A Download PDF
Irving Alarm Permits $50 Download PDF
Lancaster False Alarm Reduction $50 Download PDF
Leander Document Center $30 Download PDF
Lewisville Resident Information $50 Online Form
Mesquite Alarm Permit Login $20 Download PDF
Plano Alarm Permits $50 Download PDF
Richardson Alarm Permit Login $30 Download PDF
Round Rock No permit required
Sherman Licenses and Permits None Download PDF

Below are a few other helpful resources for alarm permit information:

  • http://alarmsbc.com/pgfafees.htm
  • http://alarmpermit.com
  • http://www.geoarm.com/alarm-permits.html
  • http://www.apisecurity.net/images/California_Alarm_Permits_1_.pdf