Sacramento County Permits for your Alarm System

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If you are the owner of a security system then you are required to have an alarm permit in Sacramento County. As a matter of fact most counties in the United States require an alarm permit. This applies to you even if you do not have central station monitoring.

If you are not sure where you are required to file your alarm permit just use the link below:

Find your Jurisdiction

Sacramento county has a population almost 1 and half million people. The Sacramento county sheriffs protect the largest of the surrounding counties that cover about 990 square miles. Over the course of a year they respond to around 32,000 alarm calls. That averages about 87 alarm calls per day. Unfortunately 98% of theses alarm calls are false alarms. We have assembled a list of where to get your alarm system permits. There are fines involved for not having an alarm permit as well as fines for false alarms.

Permit for Security System – Fees

There is no standard when it comes to filing an alarm system permit. It would have been a wonderful thing if there would have been a standard setup but that is not the case. Some cities do not charge but still require that you file the paperwork. The permit can last from 1-3 years. False alarm fines also vary widely between cities. So it is best to find you city and call the authorities so you can find out exactly what you need to do.

Sacramento County Permits

The following unincorporated cities fall within the jurisdiction of the Sacramento County Sheriff:

Antelope – Arden Arcade – Carmichael – Del Paso Heights – Elverta – Fair Oaks – Florin – Foothill Farms – Gold River – Hagginwood – Herald – La Riviera – Laguna – Locke – Natomas – North Highlands – Orangevale – Parkway South – Rancho Murieta – Rio Linda – Rosemont – Vineyard – Walnut Grove – Wilton

The following cities are in Sacramento County but are incorporated cities and require their own alarm permits:

Sacramento (incorporated 1850)

Sacramento City Alarm Permit

• Isleton (incorporated 1923)

Folsom (incorporated 1946)

Folsom Alarm Permit

• Galt (incorporated 1946)

Galt Waived Alarm Permit Fee

Citrus Heights (incorporated 1997)

Citrus Heights Alarm Permit

• Elk Grove (incorporated 2000)

Elk Grove Alarm Permit

Rancho Cordova (incorporated 2003)

Rancho Cordova Alarm Permit

Other outlying areas require alarm permits but are not in Sacramento County:

Amador County

Jackson Alarm Permit

El Dorado County

Incorporated Cities

• Placerville

Placerville Alarm Permit

• South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Alarm Permit

Unincorporated Communities / Towns

El Dorado County Alarm Permit

El Dorado Hills • Cameron Park • Camino • Grizzly Flats • Camp Sacramento • Happy Valley • Coloma • Meyers • Cool • Kyburz • Diamond Springs • Outingdale • Echo Lake • Phillips • El Dorado • Pilot Hill • Garden Valley • Pollock Pines • Georgetown • Rescue • Greenwood • Shingle Springs • Somerset • Strawberry • Twin Bridges

Placer County, California

Incorporated Cities/Towns

Auburn – no permit required (Please verify with Auburn Police)

No Online Form Please call – Phone: (530) 823-4237


The City of Colfax contracts its law enforcement needs through the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.



Lincoln Alarm Permit


Rocklin Alarm Permit 


Roseville Alarm Permit

Loomis (Incorporated 1984) – Dispatch goes to Placer County Sheriff Dept

No permit required (Please verify with Loomis Police)

Placer County Unincorporated Communities/Towns

Alta • Applegate • Baxter • Carnelian Bay • Dollar Point • Dutch Flat • Foresthill • Granite Bay • Kings Beach • Meadow Vista • Newcastle • North Auburn • Ophir • Penryn • Olympic Valley • Sheridan• Sunnyside * Tahoe City • Tahoe Vista • Weimar

San Joaquin County Sheriff

Stockton Alarm Permit


Manteca Alarm Permit

Tracy Alarm Permit

Solano County Sheriff

Vacaville Alarm Permit

Fairfield Alarm Permit

Suisun Alarm Permit

Sutter County

Incorporated City Permits

Yuba City Alarm Permit

Unincorporated Communities / Towns

Catlett • Kirkville • Lee • Pleasant Grove • Riego • Rio Ramaza • Verona • Sutter Pointe • East Nicolaus • Meridian • Nicolaus • Rio Oso • Robbins • Sutter • Trowbridge

Yolo County, California

Incorporated cities


Davis Alarm Permit

West Sacramento

West Sacramento Alarm Permit

• Winters


Woodland Alarm Permit

Yolo County Unincorporated areas or communities not incorporated into the above cities, include:

Brooks • Capay • Clarksburg • Conaway • Dunnigan • El Macero • Esparto   • Guinda

Knights Landing   • Madison   * UC Davis • Plainfield • Rumsey • Yolo • Zamora

No Permit required in the unincorporated rural areas of Yolo County.

Yolo County Sheriff Phone: (530)668-5280

Yolo County Sheriff Website

MISC Permits & Info

Merced CO Alarm Permit

Modesto Alarm Permit

Napa City Alarm Permit

Oakland Alarm Permit

Walnut Creek Alarm Permit


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