Alarm Permit

The City requires that all alarm users possess a city permit to operate alarms. Alarm permit applications are processed through the Police Department and they are responsible for all matters involving alarm permits. 

In order to provide you with the best possible service and protection, the Police Department has established the following guidelines for alarm permit applications:

Complete the Alarm Application Form provided above, or submit the online form below. If the emergency information changes during the course of the year, contact our Police Department at (626) 300-0720 and have your records updated. 

You can prepare a check or money order payable to “City of San Marino” for the proper amount according to the following permit fee schedule, or you can pay online via the online form.

Starting Alarm Permit Fee:

Residential - $15.00
Commercial - $15.00

*Every year Alarm Permit Applications must be renewed. 

It is in your best interest to make sure your alarm system is in proper working order. False alarms are substantial strain on the police services and are subject to fines according to the following schedule.

When submitting your Alarm Permit Application to the San Marino Police Department, it is extremely helpful to tell us if your home is equipped with security cameras. For Police Investigators, a witness to a crime is invaluable. A witness can give investigators specific details to expedite the search for the suspect. Unfortunately, police do not always have a witness to question concerning details on the matter. Security cameras give police that witness by recording the event and many times, giving much more detail of the suspect than anyone might recall. The San Marino Police Department encourages residents to own and operate some form of security system that includes cameras. 

Alarm Permit - Apply and Pay Online

Type of Alarm (Select One):

Alarm Permit Type (Select One):

Alarm Company:

Business Name (if Commercial):

Permit Holder's Name (Last, First, Middle):

Job Title (if Commercial):

Alarm Address:

Alarm Premise Phone Number:

Cell Phone Number:

Billing Address (if Different than Alarm Address):

Is a gate code necessary to enter the premises?

If yes, gate code:

In an emergency response, the responsible party listed above will be the first person contacted. If the responsible party cannot be reached, we will contact the person(s) listed below. You must list two other responsible parties who will respond to the alarm location within 30 minutes of the alarm activation, if requested to do so. The two individuals must have the ability to reset or deactivate the alarm system.
Contact 1 Name:


Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

Contact 2 Name:


Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

Are there any weapons, hazardous materials, or dogs at the alarm location? (select all that apply)

If you selected yes to any, please describe. If there are dogs, are they inside or outside?


Submit a separate application and fee for each alarm system. Submission of this form denotes that you read the completed application and know it to be true and correct and that you accept responsibility for the payment of all fees and fines that may result from the operations of the alarm system described above.


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