City of Vernon California

False Security Alarms

False Security Alarm is an alarm notification to which the Vernon Police Department has responded but where an emergency did not exist.  In accordance with the City of Vernon Municipal Code, any and all alarm activations in a 12-month period that are considered “false" by the Vernon Police Department are billed by the Police Department.  The 12-month period is measured from fiscal year; July 1 through June 30th.

Any and all alarm activations in a 12-month period that are considered "false" will be billed as follows:

  • First False Alarm:  Free
  • Second False Alarm:  Free
  • Third False Alarm:  Free
  • Forth False Alarm:  $168.00
  • Fifth False Alarm:  $207.00
  • Sixth False Alarm:  $246.00
  • Seventh and subsequent False Alarm:  $284.00


Payment Options

You may pay your bill by any of the following methods:

Mail: Make your check, cashier's check, and/or money order payable to the City of Vernon.  Remit the payment along with the billing invoice to the City of Vernon, 4305 Santa Fe Ave., Vernon, CA 90058

Walk-in: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Finance Department located on the 2nd floor, 4305 Santa Fe Ave., Vernon, CA 90058

Alarm Permits

An Alarm Permit is required if you maintain or have installed on any premises any alarm system that directly or indirectly provides notification to the Vernon Police Department. For alarm permit questions, please contact us at (323) 587-5171, ext. 118 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Initial Alarm system permits fee is: $50.00
  • Annual renewal fee is: $25.00


Alarm permits are non-transferable

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