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 Administrative Analyst, Lara Klahejian 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 January permit applications must be renewed.
ALL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER JANUARY 31st WILL NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A $100.00 CHECK. PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF SAN MARINO.
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.
False Alarm Notification and Penalties
(City of San Marino Municipal Code Section 14.01.07)
1 through 3 - No Charge
4 and 5 - $200.00
6 or more - $1,000.00
The “Notice of False Alarm” left by the officer who responds to the house or business are considered your notification of police response.
*These guidelines are subject to change without further notice.