False Alarm Fees

Fines Explained

Police Alarms

1st False Alarm in 365 Day Period

2nd False Alarm in 365 Day Period

3rd False Alarm in 365 Day Period

4th or More False Alarms in 365 Day Period

Residential & Commercial Permitted Alarm 

No Charge - Warning Letter



$45.58 each

Residential & Commercial Unpermitted Alarm

No Charge - Warning Letter



$68.36 each

See Town of Paradise Master Fee Schedule for all False Alarm Fees including Citations Fees for 4th Alarm and more.

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 a police department response when an emergency does not exist. The Town of Paradise CA 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. False alarm fines begin with the 2nd response.


*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.

*Submit within fourteen (14) calendar days of the notice imposing the charge. 

*No more than one (1) false alarm fee per fiscal year shall be waived due to malfunction, maintenance, equipment failure, or user error.

Online Payment

Mail-In Payment

Mail check or money order to:

Paradise Police Department - Alarm Unit
P.O. Box 670
Cathedral City, CA 92235-0670

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