The City of San Diego requires permits for burglary, robbery, fire and harmful gas alarm systems for both residential and commercial properties. Read the Frequently Asked Questions about alarm system permits (PDF). You may apply and pay your alarm permit fees online. You can also download, fill-in and print a downloadable application.
Proposed Pedicab Permitting Process Transfer
City Council will review the San Diego Police Department proposed transfer of the Pedicab permitting process from Transportation & Stormwater Department to Police Vice Permits & Licensing Unit. Read the announcement PDF for more information.
Alarm Permits & Payments
You may apply and pay your alarm permit fees online. You can also download, fill-in and print a downloadable application. Please review Municipal Code §33.3716 - Permit Revocation (PDF).
Certain types of business activities are required to obtain a Police Permit. Effective July 1, 2015, the Office of the City Treasurer began administering the application and photo ID process for Police Regulated business activities. For additional information, visit the new Police Regulated Business Activities
If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
To access 9-1-1 from a cell phone or outside San Diego, dial 619-531-2065.
For 24-hour non-emergencies, dial 619-531-2000 or 858-484-3154.