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  • Alarm Permit Application

    The alarm permit application is applicable for both businesses and residences.  The application can be printed out and must be filled out completely before being submitted to the City of Pasadena Business Services Section.  Fees may apply.


    This notice is to inform Pasadena citizens/business owners that if an alarm system has been installed in their residence or place of business,  a permit is required through the City of Pasadena.  The permit is valid for (4) four years and can be purchased in Business License located in Room N106 of City Hall.  Fees are prorated monthly, please call 626-744-4166 for fee details. 

    There is currently only 1 (one) “false alarm” within a 12 (twelve) month billing cycle that currently runs from January 1st  to December 31st  each year, free of charge.  However, if an activation has occurred and it is determined that a permit does NOT exist for the specific location, not only will the permit fee be assessed, but also a PENALTY fee in the amount of $121.00 for “operation of an alarm system without a permit”.  and is NOT “waive able”.  In the event that there is a SECOND and subsequent “false alarm”, an additional fee(s) in the amount of $133.00 (per activation) will also be added to the bill.  Questions with regards to the application should be directed to the Business License division at 626-744-4166.  Questions as they relate to “alarm activity”, should be directed to the Police Department at 626-744-6411.

  • Business License Office Hours

    Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 5:15 pm

    City of Pasadena Business Services Section
    100 North Garfield Avenue, Room N106
    P.O. Box 7115
    Pasadena, CA 91109-7215
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    Phone: (626) 744-4166


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