False Alarm Reduction Program
A “false alarm” is a request to dispatch police to an alarm activation when there is no evidence of criminal activity or a law enforcement emergency. The purpose of the False Alarm Reduction Program is to reduce false alarms and the number of unnecessary police responses to false alarm activations. Proper installation, use, and maintenance of alarm systems improves reliability and accuracy and can reduce or eliminate false alarms.
Cost recovery for a false alarm
The police department recovers costs related to responding to false alarms through a false alarm response fee. A false home alarm or other audible alarm is charged a fee of $100.00 for each response. Panic alarms, holdup alarms, and silent alarms are charged a fee of $200.00 for each response.
False Alarm Ordinance
False Alarm Prevention
Pay an alarm response fee
Pay your invoice online or call 866-683-0824
Review Requests and Appeals Guidelines
Alarm Monitoring Company License
- What is considered a false alarm?
- Why is the City charging a fee for false alarms?
- What is the fee for a false alarm?
- Is my first false alarm occurrence free?
- Is there a discounted fee for seniors or the disabled?
- How is the false alarm fee invoiced?
- Can an alarm company pass along the fee to the customer?
- Why doesn’t the City charge the fee directly to the customer?
- Is a false alarm fee charged if the police response is cancelled prior to police officers being sent to the call?
- How do I dispute a false alarm fee?
- How can I obtain more information regarding the false alarm incident?
- Do Everett residences or businesses need an alarm permit or license for their alarm system?
- Do alarm companies need an alarm license?
- How do I pay a false alarm response fee?