Cathedral City

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 False Alarm in 365 Day Period

Permitted Alarm

No Charge

$100.00

$150.00

$200.00 each

Non-Permitted Alarm

$100.00

$150.00

$200.00

$200.00 each

Pricing Effective 7/1/2016

Permit holders can take an online alarm school course to learn how they can prevent false alarms. The cost of the course is $25 and takes approximately 20-30 minutes. The City provides a $100.00 reduction in assessed false alarm fines for permitted residents on the second false alarm upon course completion - once in a 365 day period.

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 City of Cathedral 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. The City allows up to 1 false alarm within a 365 day period with no charge. False alarm fines begin with the 2nd response.

 

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.

*Submit within fifteen (15) calendar days of the notice imposing the charge. 


Online Payment

Mail-In Payment

Mail check or money order to:

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

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