- A permit is required to operate an alarm system in the City of Newport Beach. There is a fee of $57 to obtain a permit.
- A residential permit is valid for three years from date of issuance.
- A commercial permit is valid for one year from date of issuance.
- Permit renewals are priced at $34.
- Residential permits must be renewed every three years.
- Commercial permits must be renewed annually.
- There are penalties for excessive false alarms requiring Police Response, are as follows:
- The first and second Police false alarms within a calendar year (defined as January 1st to December 31st) are not assessed a fine.
- A third Police false alarm within a calendar year is assessed a $50 fine.
- A fourth Police false alarm within a calendar year is assessed a $100 fine.
- Additional fines are assessed for each subsequent Police false alarm within a calendar year, increasing by $25 each time. For example: a fifth Police false alarm would be $125, a sixth would be $150, etc.
- A permit may be revoked after the sixth Police false alarm within a calendar year.
The Newport Beach Police Department provides direct monitoring of residential and commercial alarm systems in the City of Newport Beach. This service is a limited alternative to private sector central station alarm monitoring. Alarms are monitored by our 24-hour Dispatch Center. The fee for direct police alarm monitoring is $204 per year.
The Newport Beach Police Department provides monitoring only. An alarm owner is responsible for providing installation, programming, and maintenance of their system. A private alarm company typically handles these responsibilities.
Alarm systems monitored by the Newport Beach Police Department must be capable of communicating with a "Radionics 6600" receiver.
Additional information is available by calling our Alarm Office at 949-644-3723.