Auburn

City Web Page

Ordinance 6216

Register

Annual alarm permit registration $24.00

One free false alarm only during 12 months following adoption of ord. 6216

Burglar False Alarm Fee $100.00

Robbery, Panic or Burglary in Progress False Alarm Fee $200.00

Supplemental Fee for non-permitted alarm system $200.00

Must register or no police response.

Bainbridge Island

Alarm Registration

Bainbridge Island property owners with burglary, robbery or panic alarms installed in their premises are required to register their alarm systems. Completion of the

Alarm Registration form

Payment of the $50 registration fee is required to register a premises. The registration form and payment may be delivered or mailed to the Police Department.

Bellevue

Ordinance 9.16

Register

Alarm Registration, one free false alarm response, escalating fees for successive false alarms ($75-$250).

Registration fee of $25 plus $25/year. $12/year. Must register or no police response. 1st alarm – user class or $100. Each additional is $100. First panic – class or $200. Each additional panic is $200

Bonney Lake

Security Alarm Permit

Bonney Lake Alarm Permit

Annual Permit Fee

  • Commercial and Residential – $24
  • Seniors – $12 (Residential only) (Proof may be required)
  • Requirements – Must be 65 years old
  • Is the owner of the residence or resides at this location as the principal tenant
  • Occupies the residence as his or her primary residence
  • Permanent Disability – $12 (Residential only)
  • Requirements – At least 30 percent disability
  • Is the owner of the residence or resides at this location as the principal tenant
  • Occupies the residence as his or her primary residence
  • Operating a non-permitted alarm system will be subject to an additional fee(s).

False Alarm Fees:

Burglary – $100

Robbery – $20

Bothell

Ordinance 9.13

Alarm Response Card required.

Burien

Ordinance 399 concerning police response to verified alarms and false alarms

Verified Response required --  when an alarm center receives an alarm at a residence or business, the alarm company must send someone to the alarm site to verify if a crime, attempted crime or emergency exists that requires police response to avoid a false alarm fine.

We recommend signing up for guard response in the City of Burien. This is $4/month, and has a $65 fee per response. 

Des Moines

Chapter 9.10

Alarm Registration

Registration Fee $25, require display of alarm decal, 2 false alarms per year allowed free, 3rd false alarm is $100 fine, 4 or more are $200 each.

Edmonds

City Web Page

Edmonds False Alarm Ordinance

No registration, two free false responses, $50 fine for subsequent false responses.

Everett

Ordinance 9.10

Alarm Registration, two free false responses, $25-$50 fines for subsequent false responses.

Federal Way

Federal Way Registration

Ordinance

Alarm Registration, service charge for excessive false responses.

Fife

Alarm Ordinance

  • Must be on file with the Fife Police Department a notice of the telephone numbers of at least two persons authorized to enter premises and turn off alarm and who can be reached at all times
  • No fee shall be charged for response by an emergency service agency (police or fire) to premises at which no other false alarm has occurred within the current calendar year
  • Second through fifth response to a false alarm within the current calendar year, a fee of $30) for each response will be charged;
  • Sixth through twelfth emergency service agency response within the current calendar year, a fee of $60 for each response will be charged;
  • Thirteenth through twentieth emergency service agency response, a fee of ninety dollars ($90) for each response will be charged.
  • After a twentieth false alarm within a calendar year, the Chief of Police may, at his discretion, disconnect or cause to be disconnected any alarm that terminates in the Fife Police Department. For alarms that may not be disconnected, for whatever reason, or alarms that do not terminate in the Fife Police Department, a fee of $200 for each false alarm after the twentieth false alarm will be charged.

Issaquah

Issaquah Alarm Ordinance Highlights

Registration Form

Prevention List

Appeal Form

All Forms

Alarm Packet

False Alarm Reduction Program

  • Biannual (2 years) alarm permit fee - $24.00
  • Each False Burglar Alarm - $100
  • Each False Robbery or Panic Alarm - $200

Kent

Chapter 9.08

AUDIBLE INTRUSION ALARMS

  • The police department is granted the discretion to order a maximum charge of ten dollars ($10) for each false alarm received or responded to by the police department.
  • $100 fine for violation of other alarm ordinances - see link to the left.
  • No outside audible intrusion alarm systems within the city in conjunction with commercial, business or industrial facilities or buildings.
  • Residential audible outside alarm not to exceed five (5) minutes and such system shall preclude any recycling of the alarm system.
  • Written notification of outside audible alarm required.

Kirkland

False Alarm Program Website

Alarm Registration Application Form

One free, escalating fees for successive false alarms $50-$200.

Lakewood

Alarm Site

Alarm Ordinance

Forms

Alarm Permit Application

False Alarm Prevention Checklist

  • Alarm sites must be registered.  An alarm user shall not operate or cause to be operated, any alarm system without a valid alarm permit.
  • Permit Fee:    $24
  • Renewal Fee: $24
  • Senior Rate    (60 or older) ( residential only): $12
  • Physically disabled:  $12
  • Late Fees. Alarm users who fail to obtain and/or make payment for an alarm permit within 30 days after notification will be assessed a late fee in the amount of $25.00.
  • False alarm fees: first 2 alarms, no fee; 3rd alarm, $100; 4th and additional alarms, $250.

Lynnwood

Ordinance 10.40

One free, escalating fees for successive false alarms $25-$200.

Maple Valley

False Alarm Policy

No permit required. In a 6 month period, a 2nd false alarm = warning; 3rd false alarm =$75.00; fourth or more false alarms =$100.00 each.

Mason County

Chapter 9.40 ALARM SYSTEMS

Mason County Alarm Ordinance.  Registration is not required.  Three or more false alarm responses in a rolling three month period are subject to fines.  Contact numbers need to be posted by the entry of the premises.

Medina

False Alarm Ordinance

Alarm Registration, one free false alarm response, escalating fees for successive false alarms $

50-$250

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Mercer Island

City Web Page

Alarm Registration Form

Ordinance 8.10

Emergency Response Card, one free false alarm response, escalating fees for successive false alarms $50-$100.

Mill Creek

Mill Creek Municipal Code

Alarm Prevention

Emergency Response Card Required

False Alarm Fee Assessment

Emergency Response Card required to be on file.

Two free false responses (if an emergency card is on file). Third response within 6 months to an alarm system with an emergency card on file will be fined.

Mountlake Terrace

Ordinance 8.05

Two free false responses, $25 fee for subsequent false responses.

Newcastle

Alarm Fees and Application

A $75.00 fee will be assessed for addresses that are registered with the City.

A $250.00 fee will be assessed for addresses that are not registered with the City.

A $50.00 fee will be charged when the police are called and cancelled prior to arrival.

Normandy Park

Municipal Code Section 7

It is required to have on file with the police department an emergency response card containing the name or names and current telephone number or numbers of person(s) authorized to enter such premises and turn off any such alarm at all hours of the day and night.

For response to premises at which no other false alarm has occurred within the preceding 90-day period,  a "first response," no fee shall be charged.

For a second response to a false alarm , the director of public safety or his designee shall charge the owner a fee.

For the third response, a higher fee.

Olympia

Security Alarm Program

Registration and false response fees assessed through the alarm company. Froula Alarm charges each alarm user $36.00 annually and $65 per false response.

Redmond

Police Protocol Page

Renton

City Web Page

Prevention

Sammamish

Ordinance 099-34

One free false response, subsequent fees are $75-$100 per false response.

Seattle

City Web Page

Seattle False Alarms 2016

Registration and false response fees assessed through the alarm company. Froula Alarm charges each alarm user $12.00 annually fees as follows:

  • $125 for every false alarm where a police car arrives on site.
  • $250 for every false panic alarm.
  • $35 for cancelled false alarms.

Seattle Police False Alarm Unit

(206) 684-7713

False.Alarms@Seattle.gov

Shoreline

Ordinance 9.2

Contact card, two free false responses, subsequent fees are $50-$75 per response.

Tacoma

Tacoma False Alarms

Registration and false response fees assessed through the alarm company. $44 registration fee and per year (through us). False alarms $100/each

Tukwila

Ordinance 8.08

Two free false responses, subsequent fees are $25 per false response.

University Place

Alarm Permit Information

Each permit holder is allowed one (1) false alarm response within a six (6) month period. A service charge of fifty dollars ($50.00) is charged for the second false alarm during a six (6) month period, seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for the third, and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for all subsequent false alarms.

Woodinville

False Alarm Flyer

Ordinance 8.05

Alarm Registration, two free false responses, subsequent fees are $50-$100 per false response.

Alarm Registration Card Available at City Hall

Yarrow Point

Ordinance 8.12

Emergency Response Card, one free false response, subsequent fees are $75-$150 per false response.

King County

King County False Alarms

Registration and Annual Renewal fee of $24 for residential and commercial

One free false response, subsequent fees are $75-$100 per false response.

Pierce County

Alarm Registration Program

Registration and Annual Renewal fee of $24 for residential and commercial, $12 for seniors.

False alarm fees are as follows:

  • $100 for general burglary false alarm.
  • $200 for panic alarms.
  • $25 late fee.
  • Suspension of police response after 3rd false alarm in one year period.

Snohomish County

Ordinance 10.52

One free false response, escalating fees for successive false alarms

$150-$1,000.00!