False Alarm Office
City Hall - 120 Malabar Road
Palm Bay, FL 32907
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The alarm ordinance was amended and enacted by the City Council. It amends the Code of Ordinances and was effective October 1, 2013.
Since the year 2000, when we had over 6,000 responses to false alarm activations, the City of Palm Bay has been actively engaged in a program dedicated to the reduction of false alarms. While we have been very successful in our efforts to reduce false alarms, we realize that we must continue to work hard to educate the public about the negative effects that false alarms have on the police department's resources and manpower. There is no requirement that the Palm Bay Police Department respond to an alarm activation. However, as part of our mission of service to our community and as a courtesy to the alarm user, every effort will be made by the police department to respond to activations from registered alarm systems. At the same time, we expect the alarm user to recognize that an alarm system is their responsibility and their cooperation in operating their system in a manner as to prevent false alarms is of vital importance and required.
Our revised ordinance requires all alarm owners to obtain a permit prior to using their system. If it is determined that an alarm system does not have a valid permit, the owner will be given 30 days to register for the permit to avoid being fined. After 30 days, a fine will be added and they will be placed on the non-response to general intrusions list until the permit is issued and all fees and fines are paid.
CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- Pay False Alarm Fines and Fees
- Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]
- Free Online Alarm Awareness Class
- Permit Registration Form and Instructions (Print Only PDF-Format)
- What is “Enhanced Call Verification” commonly referred to as ECV?
- Helpful False Alarm Reduction TIPS [PDF]
- Go to FARA (False Alarm Reduction Association) for helpful information on how to avoid false alarms, how to pick the right alarm company, general information on alarms, and so much more.
- Go to AAF (The Alarm Association of Florida) to obtain general information on alarms and things to consider before buying an alarm system.