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Alarm Permits

The Laguna Beach Police Department responds to burglary and robbery alarms. If you have a burglary or alarm system for your home or business in the City of Laguna Beach, you must obtain a permit from the Laguna Beach Police Department. Each permit lasts two years and costs $25 for a residential alarm system and $50 for a commercial alarm system. To apply for an alarm permit, please fill out this application and bring or mail it with a check or money order to the Laguna Beach Police Department, attention: Alarm Officer, 505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

The police department enforces penalties for false alarms. Laguna Beach Police Officers respond to more than a thousand alarm calls each year.  Almost all of these are false alarms. The penalties for excessive false alarms are:

  • The penalty fee for any false robbery alarm is $100
  • The penalty fee for each false burglary alarm in excess of three in a 12-month period is $50
  • The penalty fee for each false burglary alarm in excess of six in a 12-month period is $100
  • The penalty fee for each false alarm without an alarm permit is $50 in addition to the above
  • There is a 10% charge per month for all unpaid balances up to a maximum of 100%

If you have any questions relating to alarm system permits or fees, please contact the Alarm Officer at (949) 497-0355. We will do our best to get back to you within a week.