Forms & Permits

The San Diego Police Department has made available several forms for citizens to use to report specific crimes, request specific services, apply for a police ride-along and a variety of other purposes.

Also available are many permits for specific business activities, police-regulated businesses as well as alarm permit applications.

Any information you provide will be held in strict confidence by the San Diego Police Department, its agents and employees. It will be used solely for the purpose of processing your requests. It will not be sold, distributed or otherwise disclosed for commercial purposes. This information may be released to third parties only with your prior written consent.


The FY2016 police regulated proposed user fees can be found by clicking on "PDF icon Proposed User Fees 2016" .  Please refer to your particular regulated business/occupation to review the proposed fee adjustment.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the San Diego Police Permits & Licensing Unit at (619) 531-2349 or via email: [email protected].


If you have additional questions about San Diego Police Department recruiting, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call (619) 531-COPS (2677) or email [email protected].

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

To access 9-1-1 from a cell phone or outside San Diego, call (619) 531-2065.

For 24-hour non-emergencies, call (619) 531-2000 or (858) 484-3154.