Why do I need this permit?
In 1997, the Fremont Police Department responded to more than 10,000 false alarm calls. Studies have shown that approximately 98% of all business and residential alarm calls in Fremont are false alarms. Since the alarm ordinance went into effect in March of 1998, false alarms are down by 20% to 30%.
In order to reduce the number of false alarms and create more time for police officers to respond to crimes and solve problems, the City of Fremont adopted the Fremont False Alarm Ordinance. This ordinance is designed to increase the education and accountability of alarm owners in Fremont. It provided an incentive for alarm owners to repair and maintain their alarms, train their families and/or employees on alarm procedures and seek assistance from the Fremont Police Department and local alarm companies to reduce false alarms. For more information, please view Reason for Verified Alarm Response or fill out the Alarm Permit Application.
How much does it cost?
The initial permit costs $40 and is valid for two years. The permit must be renewed every two years at a cost of $20. The revenue generated from these permits is used to help defray the costs of equipment and personnel to administer the ordinance.
What do I do once I get this permit?
If your alarm is installed and you have your permit, there is no further action needed.
This permit information can change at any time. Please contact Community Service Officer Kristen Escamilla at 510-790-6755 for more information.