A permit is required to operate an alarm system in the City of Newport Beach. There is a fee of $60 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 $36.
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.
Newport Beach Police Department Alarm Monitoring
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 $214 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.