Burglar Alarm Permit and False Alarm Service Charges

According to the City of Carson Sheriff's Department statistics, 98% of all burglar alarm activations are false alarms. The cost to the City, is about $285,000 annually for law enforcement responses to these false alarms.

To alleviate the significant financial loss in public law enforcement funds, and to significantly reduce the excessive 98% false alarms, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 93-1018 and related Resolution No. 93-090. Effective December 2, 1993, a $35 permit fee is required of all businesses and residents who maintain a burglar alarm system. Effective September 1, 2004, a $20 annual renewal fee is also required.

In addition, in order to minimize the significant waste of law enforcement resources caused by the excessive number of false alarms a $100 service charge for more than three false alarms in any twelve month period shall be assessed per occurrence.

The cooperation of all businesses and residents who have, or plan to have, alarm systems installed at their business or residence, is essential to achieving the goals of this program--to improve public safety and to avoid wasteful use of law enforcement resources.

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Carson, CA 90745
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