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. If the emergency information changes during the course of the year, contact our Police Department at (626) 300-0720 and have your records updated. 

Prepare a check or money order payable to “City of San Marino” for the proper amount according to the following permit fee schedule:

Starting Alarm Permit Fee:

Residential - $15.00
Commercial - $15.00

*Every year Alarm Permit Applications must be renewed. 

Return the Alarm Permit Application and payment to the Police Department. 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. 

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