Alarm FAQs


Can I register online?
Not at this time.  You will need to download the alarm permit application, fill it out and send it in with your payment.  You may also open the fillable Adobe PDF form and fill it out, print it, and mail it in.

How much is the permit?
$35 a year for a residential permit; $70 a year for a commercial permit.

Is this a one-time charge?
No, this is an annual fee that must be renewed one year from the date you register your alarm.

What is a noncompliance fee?
A noncompliance fee is assessed when a resident or business fails to register an alarm after receiving a notice to do so.   

How can my noncompliance fee be waived?
You must write a letter specifying your special circumstances to the Chief of Public Safety.  The Chief will review your circumstances and make a determination in your case.

Where can I pay for my registration or renewal?
You may mail your payment to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety - 700 All America Way, Sunnyvale, Ca 94086 - Attn: Alarm Permits.  You may also pay at the Department of Finance, 650 W. Olive Avenue, or at Sunnyvale Public Safety Headquarters.

Can I pay online?
Not at this time.

Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes, but in order to pay with a credit card, you must pay in person at the Finance Department, located at 650 W. Olive Avenue. Credit card payments cannot be made over the telephone.

I moved and do not need an alarm registration in Sunnyvale anymore.  What do I do now?
You must obtain proof of disconnection and send a copy to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety - 700 All America Way, Sunnyvale, Ca 94086 - Attn: Alarm Permits.

How do I update my contact information?
You may send in a revised copy of your registration form to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety - 700 All America Way, Sunnyvale, Ca 94086 - Attn: Alarm Permits or call (408) 730-7117 to update your information.

I do not think the alarm for which I was billed is valid.  What can I do?
You must write a letter specifying your special circumstances to the Chief of Public Safety.  The Chief will review your circumstances and make a determination in your case.

Do I need a permit for an alarm that is not monitored by a third party?
Yes. Any audible alarm must be permitted.

What are the charges for false alarms?
Visit Sunnyvale Fee Schedule.



 

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