Commercial Alarm System Permit

An Alarm System is “an assembly of equipment and devices arranged to signal the presence of a hazard requiring urgent attention and to which the Police Department is expected to respond.” All Emeryville commercial establishments wishing to install an alarm system must first obtain a permit from the Police Department.

Process Overview

  1. Submit the Alarm Systems Permit Application Form, the Alarm Systems Permit Fee, and all the accompanying documentation to:
         Emeryville, Cashier Desk
         1333 Park Ave, Emeryville
         Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Please note that the fee is due before the application can be processed and is non-refundable. Payment by cash, check, or card.
  2. Upon receipt of your permit you must affix a notice to the premises that contains the name, address, and telephone number of at least one (1) of the following: the firm or person responsible for servicing the alarm system, the building manager, or another person authorized to deactivate the system. Such notice shall be legible from the ground floor of the premises.

Required Documents

There are no additional documents submitted with your Alarm Systems Permit Application Form.

License Fees

All fees are processed through the Cashier Desk, 1333 Park Ave, Emeryville. Please note that fees are subject to change; you are responsible for double checking the amount on Emeryville’s Master Fee Schedule. Payment by cash, check, or card.
  • Alarm Application Fee: $187

For more information regarding the ordinance governing alarm systems and to learn more about the license approval process, see the Alarm Systems Ordinance (Municipal Code 5-17). 

Any questions? Contact Records by email at or phone at (510) 596-3743.