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:
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.
VOLUNTARY CAMERA REGISTRATION INFORMATIONWhen 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