The City of Woodland has an alarm ordinance that requires every home or business with an alarm system to obtain a permit. To apply for an alarm permit, renew an existing permit or to pay a false alarm fine, please click here. FEE $36 $24 $80 $36 $10 PERMIT PERIOD MULTI-YEAR PERMITS FALSE ALARM
Effective July 1, 2013, the fees are as follows:
New/First Time Permit
Annual Renewal (calendar year Jan 1 - Dec 31)
Response to False Alarm
Late Fee (1, 2, 3 notices)
The permit period will be the calendar year beginning January 1st through December 31st. Permits purchased throughout the year will be prorated at $2/month. All permits will be renewed January 1st. Permits due for renewal for the rest of 2013 will be charged the prorated amount of $2/month.
Permits may be purchased for multiple years and not limited to three years only. If a new permit holder chooses to pay for multiple years, then the charge is the new permit fee for the first year ($36) plus the corresponding additional years at the renewal fee rate (i.e., 2 additional years @ $24/year). Renewals by current permit holders may also be purchased for multiple years (# of years x $24).
False alarms will be billed on a calendar year basis, beginning January 1st. All permit holders will be allowed 1 false alarm per calendar year without any fines; thereafter, they will be billed $80/false alarm for the rest of the calendar year regardless of how many. All accounts will be reset at the beginning of the calendar year.
Bicycles are required to be licensed by City Ordinance. The initial license fee is $12.00 and renewal is $6.00. Bikes should be brought to the front office of the Police Department for inspection when requesting a license. Bike helmets are required for all children under 18 years of age. For more information see the DMV Vehicle Code.
Traffic or crime reports are available from the Police Department per the terms of the California Public Records Act and California Government Code Section 6254f at the front counter during regular business hours for $0.35 (35 cents) per page. Photo ID is required.
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The Department utilizes volunteers in a number of areas. We are always looking for people willing to help improve community safety. Volunteer activities include vacation and residential home checks, assistance with report processing, and staffing at Department events. To volunteer, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 530-661-7854.
The Department provides referrals to many community organizations that offer legal, health and employment services, as well as low or reduced cost meals, shelter and related services to individuals or families in times of need. Click here for more information, including public locations for acquiring crisis resources.