How the Ordinance Works
Miami-Dade County Ordinance Section 21-276 places responsibility on the alarm user to prevent false burglar alarms. The ordinance applies to unincorporated Miami-Dade County residents, business and commercial owners. Each alarm user is responsible for monitoring the occurrence of false alarms on their premises. The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) shall notify the alarm user of false alarms. False alarm notices shall be provided by posting a notice on the premise or by mail.
- All alarm systems must be registered annually with MDPD. The annual registration fee is $25
- Separate registrations are required for each alarm system at a premise.
- Every registered alarm user is allowed three false alarms without penalty, within their registration period of one year. False alarm fines are imposed beginning with the fourth false alarm within a registration period.
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