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Answers to Questions About Alarm Permits in Sausalito

Post Date:12/14/2018 3:15 PM

The Sausalito Police Department recently sent a letter to residents and businesses that use an alarm system to safeguard their property. A few questions have come up since the letter was distributed:

Q. Does everyone in Sausalito with an alarm system have to pay the $75 alarm permit application fee that the letter refers to?
A. No. If you previously submitted an alarm permit application and paid a fee to register your alarm system, you do not have to pay any new or additional application fees.

Q. What is the reason for the new $40 annual permit fee?
The fee was established to accurately reflect annual police department costs to track alarm systems and respond to false alarms. The new fee goes into effect in March 2019; residents and businesses with alarm systems will be billed at that time. Please note that residents and businesses that exceed three false alarms per year will be subject to additional fees.

Q. What if I need to make changes to the contact information on my original application form?
A. If you have changes you would like to make, such as your phone number or emergency contacts, please turn in a new alarm permit application form with the new information. There is no fee to update your information. The more accurate your information, the better the police department can assist you when your alarm goes off.

Q. What if I received a letter, but don't have an active alarm system?
A. If you received the letter in error, please call the police department at (415) 289-4170 to let us know. The most likely explanation is that a previous occupant of your residence maintained an alarm system. 

If you have any further questions about registering your alarm system or any fees related to alarm systems in Sausalito, please contact Administrative Aide Dawn Barbour at (415) 289-4174 or dbarbour@sausalito.gov.

READ THE LETTER SENT TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES WITH ALARM SYSTEMS
DOWNLOAD AN ALARM PERMIT APPLICATION FORM
LEARN MORE ABOUT ALARM PERMITS IN SAUSALITO
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