Culver City, CA 90231

False Alarm Fees

Fines Explained

Police Alarms1st False Alarm in Permit Year2nd False Alarm in Permit Year3+ False Alarms in Permit Year 
Permitted AlarmNo Charge$120.00 - Waived upon completing alarm school $235.00 Each 
Non-Permitted Alarm$235.00 - Waived if permit paid within 30 days $235.00$235.00 Each 
Suspended or Revoked Permit $235.00$235.00$235.00 Each  

Service Charge for Late Payment of False Alarm Charge $15.00

Did you know?

False security alarms are very costly and prevent police officers from responding to actual emergencies. A false alarm is any alarm signal which causes the police department to respond when an emergency does not exist. Culver City requires residences and commercial businesses with alarm systems to obtain and maintain an annual alarm registration permit and reimburse the City for excessive false security alarms. 

Pricing Effective 9/22/2016


*Submit a written request/statement as to why you feel the charge and/or occurrence should be waived or removed from your account, along with any supporting documentation (police reports, alarm company documentation, etc).

*Submit via email using the Contact Us page.

*Be sure to include Permit License #, alarm location address, and incident date(s) in question.

*A deposit in the amount of the false alarm response charge (or provide proof of a financial inability to deposit the false alarm response charge) is required before Appeals will be reviewed

*Submit within fifteen (15) calendar days of the notice imposing the charge.