Alarm Ordinance  

Alarm owners must purchase an alarm permit for $56 before installing or using an alarm system.  The information on the permit helps officers respond to your alarm.  And the permit fee helps pay the costs associated with the Alarm Reduction Program, to help reduce false alarms within the city. 

  • Businesses must renew alarm permits on an annual basis.
  • Homeowners must renew alarm permits every three years.
  • Renewal fee for alarm permits that expire on December 31 is $25.


Renewal notices are mailed to alarm owners in November, preceding the December 31 of the year the permit expires.  The renewal cost is due by December 31.


The alarm user's permit is authorized under the Stockton Municipal Code, Section 8.44, Intrusion Detection Devices and Burglar Alarm Systems.


Alarm Ordinance Compliance

  • Alarm owners with a chronic false alarm problem may be placed on police department's non-response list or have alarm permit revoked.
  • Alarm must have a battery backup system, capable of powering the alarm for at least two hours.
  • Unlawful to own an alarm that rings for more than 20 minutes or sounds like police siren.
  • Operating an alarm without a permit may result in a fee of $271.


Alarm Permit Application


For questions or to request an application for an Alarm Permit, please call the Stockton Police Department, Alarm Reduction Unit.



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