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Permits

General Applications
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; or 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 & Storm Water 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; or download, fill-in and print a downloadable application. Please review Municipal Code §33.3716 - Permit Revocation (PDF).

Police Permits
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 website at: http://www.sandiego.gov/treasurer/taxesfees/pdpermits/index.shtml