A permit must be obtained from the Police Department before activating an alarm system in the City of Napa. The permit fee is $56 for the initial permit which is good for three years. To register and pay for a permit online click here: https://napaca.citysupport.org/licenses
Chapter 9.60 of the Napa Municipal Code titled Law Enforcement Alarm System Response applies to residential and commercial alarm systems installed in the City of Napa. The purpose of this code section is to regulate the use of alarm systems in the City of Napa and to reduce the number of false alarms requiring a police response.
Fines for excessive false alarms are being enforced as provided in the code. Excessive false alarms are defined as three or more false alarms per calendar year. Each False alarm after the first two will be charged at a rate of $262.00 per false alarm. On the fifth and any additional false alarms, a rate of $440.00 per false alarm will be charged.
The City of Napa has partnered with Alarm Program Systems (APS) to administer its alarm program.
If you receive a billing for excessive false alarms, you may appeal it. To request a hearing, send an email to [email protected] or write a letter stating the reason(s) for your appeal. It is suggested that you attach any supporting documentation, such as alarm company call logs or repair orders for a faulty alarm system. If mail is preferred instead of email, mail the appeal letter to: Napa PD Alarm Program PO Box 6112 Concord, CA 94524
A hearing officer, appointed by the City Manager, will contact you. Please direct any questions to [email protected].