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Alarm Permit Requirements

For your convenience, below are the permit requirements per city or county to assist you in the alarm permit process. If you are unable to locate your county, please visit your area’s police or sheriff’s website or contact our office: 1-800-693-2629.

*Please note that you may incur additional charges if you are not in compliance.

Alameda County

Alameda – Permit Required

https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_alarm.php

Albany – Permit Required

https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_alarm.php

Berkeley – Permit Required

https://www.cityofberkeley.info/contentdisplay.aspx?id=11894

Castro Valley – Permit Required

https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_alarm.php

Dublin – Permit Required

http://dublinca.gov/228/Permits-Inspections

Emeryville – Permit Required

http://www.ci.emeryville.ca.us/293/Department-Contacts

Fremont – Permit Required

https://fremont.gov/574/Alarm-Permit

Hayward – Permit Required

http://www.alarmpermit.com/libraries/misc/hayward,%20ca%20res%20and%20comm.pdf

Livermore – No Permit Required

Lorenzo Station – Permit Required

https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_alarm.php

Newark – Permit Required

http://www.newark.org/how-to/find-information-regarding-alarm-permits-false-alarms/

Oakland –  Permit Required

http://www.alarmpermit.com/libraries/misc/OAKLAND%20RES%20AND%20COMM.doc.pdf

Piedmont – Permit Required

http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/police/services.shtml

Pleasanton – No Permit Required

San Leandro – Permit Required

http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/programs/alarm_program/default.asp

San Lorenzo – Permit Required

https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_alarm.php

Sunol – Permit Required

https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_alarm.php

Union City – Permit Required

http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/departments/police-department/community/alarm-permits-

Calaveras County

No permits required

Contra Costa

Alamo – No permit needed

Antioch – Permit Required

http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CityGov/Police/alarmpermit.htm

Bay Point – No permit required

Bethel Island – No Permit Required

Blackhawk – No permit required

Brentwood – No Permit required

Byron – No permit required

Camino Tassajara – No permit required

Clayton – Permit Required

http://www.claytonpd.com/Alarms_t.html

Concord – Permit Required

http://cityofconcord.org/page.asp?pid=4022

Crockett – No permit required

Danville – Permit Required

http://www.danville.ca.gov/Services/Permits/Alarm/

Diablo – No permit required

Discovery Bay – No permit required

East Richmond Heights – No permit required

El Cerrito – Permit Required

http://www.el-cerrito.org/index.aspx?NID=555

El Sobrante – No permit required

Hercules – No permit required

Kensington – No permit required

Lafayette – No permit Required

Marsh Creek Springs – No permit required

Martinez – No permit required

Moraga – No permit required

North Richmond – No permit required

Oakley – No permit required

Orinda – No permit required

Pacheco – No permit required

Pinole – No permit required

Pittsburg – No permit required

Pleasant Hill – Permit Required

http://www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/13413

Richmond – No permit required

Port Costa – No permit required

Rodeo – No permit Required

San Pablo – No permit Required

San Ramon – No permit required

Walnut Creek – Permit Required

http://www.walnut-creek.org/department-services/public-safety/police/alarm-permits

Marin County

Belvedere – Permit Required http://www.cityofbelvedere.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/416

Corte Madrea – No permit required

Fairfax – No permit required

Forest Knolls – No permit required

Greenbrae – No permit required

Larkspur – Permit Required

http://www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/forms.aspx?FID=79

Marin City – No permit required

Marinwood – No permit required

Mill Valley – No permit required

Muir Beach – No permit required

Novato – Permit Required

http://novato.org/government/police-department/crime-stats/crime-prevention-tips/false-alarm-program

San Anselmo – Permit Required

http://www.townofsananselmo.org/documentcenter/view/338

San Rafael – Permit Required

http://www.srpd.org/beinformed/permits/alarm.shtml

Sausalito – Permit Required

http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=179

Stinson Beach – No permit required

Strawberry – No permit required

Tamalpais – No permit required

Tiburon – No permit required

Woodacre – No permit required

Monterey County

No permits required

Napa County

American Canyon – No permit required

Angwin – No permit required

Calistoga – No permit required

Napa – Permit Required http://www.napapolice.com/uploads/2/1/2/8/21281844/new_alarm_perm_fillable_11-1-14.pdf

Oakville – No permit required

Rutherford – No permit required

Saint Helena – Permit Required http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/StHelena/#!/StHelena08/StHelena0816.html

Spanish Flat – No permit required

San Mateo

Atherton – No permit required

Baywood Park – No permit required

Belmont – No permit required

Brisbane – No permit required

Broadmoor – No permit required

Burlingame – No permit required

Colma – No permit required

Daily City – No permit required

East Palo Alto – No permit required

Foster City – No permit required

Half Moon Bay – No permit required

Hillsborough – Permit Required

http://www.hillsborough.net/182/Alarm-Permits

Menlo Park – Permit Required

http://www.menlopark.org/311/Alarms

Millbrae – Permit Required

http://www.ci.millbrae.ca.us/departments-services/police/programs-services/millbrae-alarm-permit-program

Moss Beach – No permit required

Pacifica – Permit Required http://www.cityofpacifica.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=3103

Portola Valley – No permit required

Redwood City – No permit required

San Bruno – No permit required

San Carlos – Permit Required http://www.cityofsancarlos.org/depts/administrative/finance/forms/default.asp

San Mateo – No permit required

South San Francisco – No permit required

Woodside – No Permit required

Santa Clara County

Campbell – No Permit required

Cupertino – No Permit required

Gilroy – Permit Required

http://www.ci.gilroy.ca.us/653/Police-Forms

Los Altos – Permit Required

https://www.losaltosca.gov/police/page/alarm-systems

Los Altos Hills – Permit Required

https://www.losaltosca.gov/police/page/alarm-systems

Los Gatos – Permit Required

http://www.losgatosca.gov/1607/Commercial-Alarm-Permits

Loyola – No Permit required

Milpitas – No Permit required

Monte Sereno – No Permit required

Morgan Hill – Permit Required

http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/971/Alarms

Mountain View – No Permit required

Palo Alto – Permit Required

http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/53057

San Jose – No permit required

Santa Clara – Permit Required

http://santaclaraca.gov/government/departments/police-department/community/permits

Saratoga – No Permit required

Stanford – No Permit required

Sunnyvale – Permit Required

https://sunnyvale.ca.gov/government/safety/services/alarm.htm

Solano County

Benicia – No Permit required

Birds Landing – No Permit required

Cordelia – No Permit required

Dixon – Permit Required

http://www.ci.dixon.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=325

Fairfield – Permit Required http://www.fairfield.ca.gov/gov/depts/police/alarm_use_information.asp

Rio Vista – No Permit required

Suisun – Permit Required

http://police.suisun.com/eservices/alarm-user-permit-application/

Vacaville – Permit Required

http://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/departments/police-department/police-services/alarm-ordinance

Vallejo – Permit Required

https://www.crywolfservices.com/vallejoca/

Sonoma County

Boyes Hot Springs – No Permit Required

Buena Vista – No Permit Required

Cloverdale – No Permit Required

Cotati – No Permit Required

El Verano – No Permit Required

Glen Ellen – No Permit Required

Guerneville – No Permit Required

Healdsburg – No Permit Required

Kenwood – No Permit Required

Oakmont – No Permit Required

Occidental – No Permit Required

Petaluma – No Permit Required

Rohnert – No Permit Required

Ross – Permit Required

http://www.townofross.org/police/page/alarm-permit

Santa Rosa – Permit Required

https://srcity.org/954/Alarm-Permits

Sebastopol – No Permit Required

Sonoma – No Permit Required

Windsor – No Permit Required

“*This list is updated as often as possible, if you see any changes needed please contact our office. The above information is not guarantee to be correct, please visit your city’s or county’s police or sheriff department to make certain if your area requires an alarm permit.”