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Alarm Permit

All audible alarm systems require registration.

To Obtain or Renew a Permit

The online alarm permitting system is temporarily unavailable. We cannot accept credit card payments at this time.

To register a new alarm system, or to renew your existing alarm permit, please complete and mail the permit application.

Alarm Permit Application-Residential
Alarm Permit Application-Commercial

Mail to:
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
Licenses and Permits Unit
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94088

Annual Alarm Permit Fee

Residence $35
Business $70

Note: Business rate applies to churches, schools and government.

Non-compliance Penalty Fee (per incident): $250

Alarm Permit Requirements

An Alarm User Permit must be obtained within 30 days from installation or acquisition of an audible alarm system.

All Alarm User Permits must be renewed annually. Renewal is due on or before the date the original permit was issued.

False Alarm Penalties

The first two false alarms in a 12-month period are at no charge.

Subsequent penalty fees for false alarms can range from $200 to $750 for repeat offenses in a 12-month period.

Read about False Alarm Exemptions.

Questions? Contact the Alarm Permit Coordinator, 408-730-7117.

Last Updated: Jul 9, 2020