False Alarm Fees


False Alarm Fee
1st - 3rd No Charge
4th - 5th $75.00
6th $100.00
7th $125.00
8th $150.00
9th $175.00
10+ $200.00

*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 thirty (30) calendar days of the notice imposing the charge.

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. Gardena 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.


Online Payment

Mail-In Payment

Mail check or money order to:

Gardena Police Department - Alarm Unit
P.O. Box 3707
Gardena, CA 90247

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