Burglar Alarm Permit/Fines

A permit must be obtained from the Police Department before activating an alarm system in the City of Napa. The permit fee is $54 for the initial permit which is good for three years. Click here to view and print a pdf copy of an alarm permit application.

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 $173.00 per false alarm. On the fifth and any additional false alarms, a rate of $361.00 per false alarm will be charged.

If you receive a billing for excessive false alarms, you may appeal it.  First, we suggest that you phone the Napa Police Department Records Division to discuss your questions and concerns.  If you are unsatisfied with the results of this conversation, you may request a formal appeal hearing.

To request a hearing, send an email to [email protected] or write a letter stating the reasons for your appeal. It is suggested that you attach any supporting documentation such as repair orders for a faulty alarm system. Mail your appeal letter to:

Napa Police Department
Records Division
1539 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
Attn: Alarm Permit/fines

A hearing officer, appointed by the City Manager, will contact you with a hearing date. Please direct any questions to Napa Police Records at (707) 257-9573 or email [email protected]