Alarm Permits

Santa Rosa City Code Chapter 6-68 requires that all burglary or robbery alarm users register their alarm system with the Police Department and receive an alarm permit.

False Alarms

The Santa Rosa Police Department receives between seven and fourteen alarm calls per day. Of these calls, about 98% of them turn out to be false (either user error or mechanical failure). The City Ordinance was enacted in February 1984 in order to reduce the number of false alarms in Santa Rosa.
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Registering the alarm system requires the alarm user to complete and return an alarm registration application and the required fee. Residential alarm permits are $10 annually. Business alarm permits are $15 annually. Checks should be made payable to the City of Santa Rosa. To make an alarm permit payment online visit the Alarm Permit Payment System page.

Alarm Ordinance

View a summary of the major points of the Alarm Ordinance.

Obtaining an Application

You may call the Santa Rosa Police Department at 707-543-3550 if you would like an application sent to you, or if you have any questions.You may also request an application by sending an email with your name, address of the alarm, mailing address, phone number and your alarm companies name to