Alarm Permits

Community Outreach

Pasadena citizens and business owners who have an alarm system installed in their residence or place of business need an alarm permit. The permit is valid for one year and is prorated based on the alarm permit application date.

There is no charge for the first false alarm within a 12-month billing cycle which runs from January 1st to December 31st; however, if an activation occurs and it is determined that a permit does not exist for the specific location, a permit fee will be assessed, as well as a penalty fee for operation of an alarm system without a permit. The penalty fee will not be waived. Second and subsequent false alarms fees are assessed as indicated below.

Alarm Fees Effective July 1, 2023

  • Permit for Operation of an Alarm System – $36.06
  • Operation of Alarm System without Permit – $150.00
  • Second and Subsequent False Alarm Fee – $166.00
    (Within a 12-month period beginning each January 1st)


The alarm permit is applicable for both businesses and residences. An alarm permit can be purchased using the link below with CryWolf Services.

CryWolf Services
(626) 744-7998

For Additional Information

False Alarm Billing and Permit Questions
(626) 744-7998 - Crywolf Services

General Questions with City Staff
(626) 744-4291 – Department of Finance, Accounts Receivable