Register A Burglar Alarm

If you are a home owner or renter you may want to request that the Miami Beach Police Department is included as the first point of contact for notification once the alarms is activated. This will help reduce the patrol officer’s response time and may aid in crime prevention.

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 link below provided. Please note there is an initial $10.00 registration fee. There is no fee to renew, and alarms must be renewed yearly.

What about false alarms?
The City of Miami Beach Alarms Ordinance honors 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.

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.

For additional information, please contact the Alarm Coordinator at 305-673-7115.


What if I move or my business relocates or closes?
As soon as possible, notify the Alarms Office in writing of the effective date of the change and include all details pertaining to the move. False alarms will remain the responsibility of the location’s last known owner/operator.

Alarm Purchasing Guidelines click here.

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

FAX: 305-673-7879

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