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The City of Boca Raton adopted Ordinance 5074 on December 9, 2008.  Ordinance 5074 is related to Police and Fire alarms and Alarm Monitoring Companies.  The main focus of the ordinance is to establish an alarm registration process for alarm users and alarm monitoring companies.  The registration process enables the city to respond to emergency situations more efficiently and safely.

ORDINANCE 5074 REGULATING ALARMS

Please be advised that in accordance with Ordinance 5074, Alarm users:  It is a requirement for commercial and/or Non-Residential alarm users to register. It is also required for Alarm Companies to register with the City of Boca Raton.

  • Alarm Company
    New registration fee:     $121.00
    Yearly renewal fee:        $ 68.00
  • Fire Commercial
    New registration fee:    $121.00
    Yearly renewal fee:        $ 68.00
  • Police Commercial or Non-Residential
    New registration fee:     $ 0.00 *
    Yearly renewal fee:        $ 0.00 *
  • Residential Properties
    New registration fee:      $0.00 *
    Yearly renewal fee:         $0.00 *

* NOTE:  You may fax your non-fee application to 561-347-5168.

The Ordinance 5074 provides a service fee to be assessed for NON-REGISTERED permits at the second false alarm.  A REGISTERED permit provides a service fee to be assessed at the third false alarm.  See USER FEE SCHEDULE for fees.

  • Must post a visible notice with the name of the person or company responsible for a FIRE alarm.
  • Must have AUXILIARY POWER SUPPLY which prevents alarm activations due to failure or electrical storms.
  • Must pay the alarm fee within 30 days or be subject to a fine of $35.00 per alarm, and additional late charges as defined in the user fee schedule.
  • Annual permits are renewal each year on January 1.
  • REGISTRATION AND ALARM INQUIRIES: 561-544-8507

User Fee Schedule:

POLICE
  Registered Unregistered
1st Free Free
2nd Free $100
3rd-4th $200 $200
5th-10th $400 $400
11th-15th $850 $850
16th & up $1,250 $1,250

Failure to pay within:

  • 30 days >>> $35.00 each invoice
  • 60 days >>> $35.00 each invoice
  • Over 60 days >>> 2.5% of balance due  

Failure to register Non-residential property by July 1, 2009 >>>   $150.00



FIRE
  Registered Unregistered
1st Free Free
2nd Free $150
3rd-4th $300 $300
5th-10th $550 $550
11th-15th $1,100 $1,100
16th & up $1,800 $1,800

Failure to pay within:

  • 30 days >>> $35.00 each invoice
  • 60 days >>> $35.00 each invoice
  • Over 60 days >>> 2.5% of balance due  

Failure to register Non-residential property by July 1, 2009 >>>   $150.00



PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
1st - 5th Free
6th - 10th $100
11th - 15th $150
16th - 20th $200
20th & up $250

Failure to pay within:

  • 30 days >>> $35.00 each invoice
  • 60 days >>> $35.00 each invoice
  • Over 60 days >>> 2.5% of balance due  


   Police Alarm Annual Permit Form (Residential & Non-Residential)
   Fire Alarm Annual Permit Form (Residential & Non-Residential)
   Alarm Company Registration Form

NOTE:  Commercial and/or Non-Residential permit will not be accepted without payment.

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
Each fire and police alarm system transmitter requires its own permit.If any preprinted information is incorrect, cross out and provide corrected information.

BILLING INFORMATION
Provide the name, title, business address, business telephone number and signature (bottom section of form) of the person responsible for obtaining the permit (ex: Owner, Manager, Agent). This is the person who will receive renewal notices and false alarm fines.

ALARM LOCATION (Alarm User)
Provide the business name or the name of the entity that uses the fire or police alarm system. Provide the address and telephone number where the fire alarm system is located.

PERSONS TO BE CONTACTED IN THE EVENT OF A FALSE ALARM IN ORDER OF PRIORITY.
Provide the name and home telephone number of the premise manager and three other people who will respond at the request of the Fire-Rescue Services to assist in locating the source of the alarm and securing the building.

ALARM MONITORING COMPANY
Provide the name, business address, state license number, 24-hour telephone number and signature of the alarm monitoring company (bottom section of form) OR SEND A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT CONTRACT, OR A COPY OF YOUR MOST RECENT BILL FROM THE ALARM COMPANY. There is a current list available of the monitoring companies approved to provide fire alarm system "central station" service in Boca Raton for "Required" fire alarm systems. This list can be obtained from the Fire & Line Safety Division.

ALARM SERVICING COMPANY
Provide the name, business address, state license number, 24-hour telephone number and signature (bottom section of form) of the company that services your fire alarm system OR SEND A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT CONTRACT, OR A COPY OF YOUR MOST RECENT BILL FROM THE ALARM COMPANY.

UL CERTIFICATE (if applicable)
If you have a UL Certificate, please fill this part in; otherwise leave it blank. Attach a copy of the UL Certificate.

PROPERTY OWNER
Provide the name, title, address, telephone number and signature (bottom section of form) of the property owner.

MAILING THE APPLICATION
Return the completed application along with a check or money order payable to "City of Boca Raton". Mail application to (or deliver in person to City Hall, Customer Service Office):

CITY OF BOCA RATON
201 W PALMETTO PARK ROAD
BOCA RATON, FL 33432-3795

ATTN: ALARM BILLING
(561) 544-8507

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