Alarm Permit Renewals


In an effort to reduce costly false alarms, the City of Brea requires all alarm users to obtain an alarm permit (according to City Ordinance Chapter 8.38 and the amendment to the original ordinance) and pay the required fee, prior to operating an alarm system.

Permit Fees

Annual fee is $25 for businesses and residents

Permit Application Process

All permits must be renewed annually by July 1. Submit a completed application with permit fee to: 

City of Brea, Accounts Receivable
Attn: Alarm Coordinator
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821

An alarm permit application is available at the Administrative Services Department front counter, located on the third floor of the Civic Center, or you can click the link below.

Alarm Permit Application

Reducing False Alarms

Quality public safety is the top priority of the Brea City Council. False alarms use valuable police resources, require thousands of hours of work, and is a significant cost to manage annually.

 False Alarm Fees

False Alarm #1No Charge
False Alarm #2No Charge
False Alarm #3$100
False Alarm #4$125
False Alarm #5 or more$150

*Effective July 1, 2014