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Alarm Permits

A security alarm permit and $50.00 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. 
Please click here for the icon Alarm Permit Application (58.8 kB)

If you have removed your alarm system from the premises please complete icon Statement of Alarm System Removal (41.8 kB) to have your alarm permit cancelled.


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).

 Number of
 False Alarms



 1st False Alarm  Warning  $50.00
 2nd False Alarm  Warning  $50.00
 3rd False Alarm  $50.00  $100.00
 4th False Alarm  $100.00  $125.00
 5th False Alarm  $150.00  $175.00
 6th False Alarm  $200.00  $250.00
 More than 6 False Alarms  $200.00  $250.00