DO I NEED AN ALARM PERMIT?
Effective January 1, 2022, all businesses and residences with a self-monitored, monitored by third party, or unmonitored security alarm system are required to obtain an alarm permit. Specific alarm system regulations are outlined in the City of Milpitas alarm ordinance here (MMC V-213-12.00): Chapter 213 – NOISE ABATEMENT | Code of Ordinances | Milpitas, CA | Municode Library. The alarm permit fee allows partial cost recovery so the Milpitas Police Department can continue to provide a full-service response to alarms. Your alarm registration provides vital information to the police department in the event of an alarm activation at your residence or business.
Submit Alarm Permit Application with Payment to:
Milpitas City Hall
Attn: Finance Department – Cashier
455 E. Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
Please make check payable to: City of Milpitas
Alarm permit application forms with payment can be submitted by mail or in-person to the cashier’s window at City Hall (first floor). Alternatively, permit application forms and payment can also be submitted to the Milpitas Police Department lobby during open hours at 1275 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas 95035. Forms of payment accepted in-person are cash, check, and credit card. Note: both City Hall and the Police Department lobby are closed on weekends and holidays.
HOW MUCH DOES AN ALARM PERMIT AND RENEWAL COST?
- $40 for new permit application; permit is valid through the end of the calendar year (permits expire December 31st).
- $20 for permit renewal; renewed permit is valid through the end of the calendar year (renewed permits expire December 31st).
- Alarm permits are not transferable in name, ownership, or location. If you move and activate a new alarm system, you must apply for a new permit.
HOW DO I RENEW MY ALARM PERMIT?
Prior to the alarm permit expiration date, you will receive an alarm permit renewal notice at the billing address associated with the alarm permit. You may then submit your renewal notice and payment to City Hall or to the Milpitas Police Department by mail or in-person.
HOW DO I UPDATE MY ALARM PERMIT INFORMATION?
To update your alarm permit information such as change of emergency contacts, please fill out the Alarm Permit Application form with new information and check the “Change of Information Only” box at the top of the form. Change forms should be submitted by mail or in-person to the cashier’s window at City Hall at 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. Note: Alarm permits are not transferable in name, ownership, or location; if you move and activate a new alarm system, you must apply for a new alarm permit for the new address. However, if you do not move but you do change alarm companies, you do not have to apply for a new permit, but an update of information is required.