In keeping with our commitment to reduce the police response time to calls for service relative to residential alarms, the following interventions are recommended to the home owner or renter.
The home owner or renter is encouraged to notify their respective alarm company that when an alarm is activated the Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) should be the first to be notified prior to notifying any other party including the homeowner. The intent of this provision is to educate Miami Beach residents and renters in an effort to limit residential burglaries.
If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact the Alarm Coordinator at 305-673-7115.
The Alarms Office of the Records Section is responsible for administering the City's False Alarm Ordinance. Alarm registrations and false alarm penalty payments are processed by personnel assigned to this office.
The False Alarm Ordinance regulates all burglar alarms within the City. If you have a burglar alarm in your home you must comply with this ordinance.
Do I have to register my burglar alarm with the City?
Yes. All burglar alarms must be registered with the Police Department. Contact the Alarms Office at (305) 673-7115 to obtain a registration form or click on the below provided link. There is no charge to register your alarm. Alarm registrations must be renewed yearly with any updated information.
What about false alarms?
The City of Miami Beach Alarms Ordinance specifies that you get three free false alarms per fiscal year October 1st - September 30th. The fine for the fourth false alarm is $50.00. The fine for subsequent false alarms is $100.00 each. You can get a copy of the City alarm ordinance from the Alarms Office.
What if I move or my business relocates or closes? Notify the Alarms Office in writing of the effective date of the change and any details pertaining to the move in order to maintain correct file information. False alarms will remain the responsibility of the location's last known owner/operator.
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For any questions about alarms, please contact the Alarms Office at (305) 673-7115.
Click here to download a Miami Beach Police Alarm Application *
Please print this form, fill it out, and mail it to:
Miami Beach Police Department
Records Section - Alarm Office
1100 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Fl. 33139
or fax it to: 305-673-7879
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