Alarm Permits

A security alarm permit and $50 payment is required for business and residential use.  The alarm permit and payment must be renewed annually (on July 1st).  To receive your alarm permit you must complete the application/renewal form and submit the application and permit fee to the City of Half Moon Bay.  

Alarm Permit Removal

If you have removed your alarm system from the premises please complete Statement of Alarm System Removal to have your alarm permit cancelled.

False Alarm Fees

9.10.240 False alarm charges.  The operator of a business or occupant of residential premises shall pay such charges as may be assessed by the city for false alarms.  Such charges and permit fees shall be established by resolution of the city council.  False alarms emanating from alarm systems which do not have a current permit under this chapter shall pay a civil penalty of fifty dollars for each such false alarm, in addition to any other chapter required.  (Ord. 7-93 section 1 (part), 1993).

Fee Table

 Number of  False Alarms
 With  Permit
Without  Permit
 1st False Alarm
 Warning
 $50
 2nd False Alarm
 Warning
 $50
 3rd False Alarm
  $50
 $100
 4th False Alarm
 $100
 $125
 5th False Alarm
 $150
 $175
 6th False Alarm
 $200
 $250
 More than 6 False Alarms
 $200
 $250
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    Phone: 650-726-8779