Alarm Permit Applications:
Alarm Permits may be obtained at the Burbank Police Department's Traffic Bureau, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 818 238-3226 to request an application be mailed. An application may also be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page. Commercial and residential applications are handled in the same manner. The permit fee is $75.00 and may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Checks are payable to: The City of Burbank Alarm Office.
The permit fee allows the permit holder two false "burglary" alarms in a calendar year (January 1 - December 31). A third false "burglary" alarm, and each subsequent false alarm, will result in a $150.00 administrative fee.
The permit fee allows the permit holder two false "robbery" alarms in a calendar year (January 1 - December 31). A third false "robbery' alarm, and each subsequent false alarm, will result in a $200.00 administrative fee.
The permit renewal fee will be waived, if the permit location has had no more than two false alarms in the previous calendar year. A notification of a $75.00 renewal fee will be mailed, if the permit location has three or more false alarms in the previous year. Additional fees apply if the payment is not received prior to the April 1st deadline for that year.
There is a change in response status fee of $ 25.00 per change.
A false alarm means an alarm signal activated from any alarm system which is responded to by personnel of the Police Department and for which no emergency situation exists or existed as determined by the responding personnel. The "false alarm" shall not include alarms caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or other extraordinary circumstances determined by the Alarm Officer to be clearly beyond the control of the alarm subscriber. Examples include gale force wind, flood, fire, and verifiable power or telephone line failure. Permit holders will be notified by mail at the address on the alarm permit of any applicable or delinquent fees. A police response to alarm activations will be declined if fees are 90 days past due and the permit holder has not replied to payment notifications.
Changes to an Alarm Permit:
It is the registered alarm permit holder’s responsibility to inform the alarm office of any required changes to responsible party emergency contact information. Notification is made by submitting an alarm permit form and writing ‘update’ at the top of the form. Alarm permits are not transferrable. A new permit is required when the permit holder changes alarm companies, moves, changes the business name, or there is a new resident or owner of the business. The permit holder is required to notify the permit office when moving to an address different from the original permit. Follow the same procedure as listed above and write ‘cancel’ at the top of the permit application. The alarm office will make the necessary changes.
Click here to access the Alarm Permit Form