Alarms

Do I need an alarm permit?
The City of Mountain View requires all alarm users to register their alarm systems with the police department. Without information about you, your property and responsible parties, we are unable to fully and properly respond to alarm calls. For more information, go to Alarms.
Where can I get an alarm application?
To download your alarm applications, go to Alarms.
How much are alarm permits?
Residential alarm permits cost $20.00 annually, while commercial alarm permits are $80.00 annually.
What do I do with my alarm application?

Once your application is complete you can submit it along with your fee in-person or by U.S. mail.

Drop off your application and fee at MVPD on  1000 Villa Street between the hours of 7AM and 7PM, seven days a week. Or, mail the application to City of Mountain View, F.A.A.P,  P.O. Box 742282, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2282.

What constitutes a false alarm?
Mountain View City Code states it is a non-emergency or accidental activation of an alarm system due to mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation or maintenance, or the negligence of the owner, lessee or his/her employees or agents, which results in a response by the Mountain View Police Department.



How much are false alarm fees?
If you are an alarm permit holder and have a false alarm you are charged a fee for EACH false alarm. The false alarm fee increases OR decreases depending on the number of false alarms in the prior 12 months. These fees can range from $100 to $500 each.
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