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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 11.6. Alarm Companies [7590 - 7599.80]

  ( Chapter 11.6 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12. )

ARTICLE 11. Alarm Company Operators—Licensed and Registered Locations [7599.20 - 7599.29]
  ( Article 11 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12. )


For purposes of this article, “branch office” means any additional location, other than the alarm company operator’s principal place of business, where the selling, monitoring, installation, or servicing of alarms is administered, directed, or controlled.

A telephone answering service or a telephone call forwarding device shall not be deemed to be a branch office.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


Any licensed alarm company operator, who maintains or proposes to maintain a branch office as defined in this article, shall apply and qualify for a branch office registration.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


The application for a branch office registration under this article shall be on a form prescribed by the director and shall be accompanied by the fee as set forth in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


The application shall include:

(a) The full name, address of the licensed location, telephone number at the licensed location, the name of the qualified manager, and license number of the applicant.

(b) The name and registration number of the designated branch office manager. The individual shall:

(1) Be at least 18 years of age.

(2) Be currently registered as an alarm agent.

(3) Read the Alarm Company Act and sign a statement declaring that he or she has read the act. The statement shall be dated, signed by the qualified manager, maintained in the licensee’s employee records and made available to the bureau upon request.

(c) The address of the branch office and the telephone number at the branch office.

(d) The signature of the qualified manager.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


Upon receipt of the application for a branch office registration, the chief shall issue a “Branch Office Registration.” The registration shall be posted in a conspicuous place at the branch office location.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)


Each branch office registration shall be managed and supervised by a designated branch office manager. However, each registered branch office and designated branch office manager shall be under the active management supervision of the qualified manager of the licensee. A branch office may be managed for 120 days from the date of initial application for registration under the direction of the qualified manager of the licensee.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1104, Sec. 36.)


Every branch office registration issued under this chapter shall be subject to the same renewal provisions which apply to a license as set forth in Sections 7593.11, 7593.12, 7593.13, and 7593.14.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)

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