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In Person:
Miami Police Department
Alarm Ordinance Unit
400 NW 2 AV
Office 208
Miami, FL 33128

Department of Police
Alarm Ordinance Unit
P.O. Box 016777
Miami, FL 33101

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Not open weekends or
federal holidays
(if in doubt, please call)
Frequently Asked Questions
fines and fees are set in the city of miami burglary & robbery alarm ordinance, section 3-23
Why do I have to pay for an alarm permit?
Contrary to what we believe about routine police response as part of a public service, alarm activations are considered a private service. A service forces municipalities all over the country to write ordinances in order to keep the false alarms activations under control. Over 80% of false alarms are the result of human error, and 50% of those occur when the alarm is being turned on and off
How may I obtain an alarm permit?
What is the cost to register my alarm system?
How long is a permit valid?
Is cost of a registration prorated after the permit year starts?
How many false alarm activations allowed from October 1st to September 30th without imposing a fine?
When do I have to renew my alarm system permit?
Must I renew alarm system every year?
Why do I pay $82.50 for renewal this year when I paid $30.00 last year?
What is the cost of renewal?
Can I transfer my alarm permit from one location to another?
Can I appeal false activations?
How do I cancel my alarm permit?
I have a False Alarm invoice from the Fire Department. What do I do?
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