False Alarm Permit

False Alarm Permit Fees

Earlier this year, the City introduced a new permitting system for San Gabriel businesses and residents with burglar alarm systems. These permits are for alarm systems that are designed to detect an intrusion into a building with an audible sound or the transmission of a signal or message that calls upon a response from law enforcement or public safety.

Security Alarm permits are $40 for initial application and a $20 annual renewal fee.

Residents and businesses with permits will get up to three false burglar alarm calls in a revolving 12-month period. Each additional false alarm activation will result in a $105 fee per incident or call. Those without a permit will be charged $105 for each false alarm activation. 

To view the Alarm Permit Application, please click here

Please complete the application form and submit by mail or in person. Please make checks payable to City of San Gabriel.  We cannot accept credit card payments over the phone. We accept Visa and MasterCard at our Finance counter. There is an additional 2.9% processing fee for all credit card transactions.


City of San Gabriel

Finance Department

425 S. Mission Dr.

San Gabriel CA, 91776


If you have questions please call the Finance Department at 626-308-2812.