Culver City

False Alarm Fees

Fines Explained 
 
Police Alarms 1st False Alarm in Permit Year 2nd False Alarm in Permit Year 3+ False Alarms in Permit Year  
Permitted Alarm No 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

 

APPEALING A FALSE ALARM RESPONSE CHARGE

*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. 

 


Online Payment

Mail-In Payment

Mail check or money order to:

Culver City Police Department - Alarm Unit
P.O. Box 3153
Culver City, CA 90231-3153

Please include your name, address of alarm system and bottom portion of the fee notice letter.