Effective July 1st, 2016, Florida Statute 553.7931 Uniform alarm registration process. The completion of an alarm permit registration form provided by the Police Department and payment of a $25.00 fee. This registration is valid for as long as the registrant occupies the property. If a business has 1 or more alarm systems protecting 2 or more separate structures having different addresses a separate permit will be required for each structure.
The City of Fort Myers has an ordinance (Sec. 34-61) that states it is unlawful for any person to operate an alarm system without a valid user permit. Violation of the ordinance is a 2nd degree misdemeanor punishable as provided in Florida State Statute Chapter 775.
The ordinance also states that 4 false alarms within any calendar year is excessive and constitutes a public nuisance. The activation of 5 or more false alarms within a calendar year will result in a service fee and/or revocation of the permit according to the following schedule.
False Alarm Number
1 - 4
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For more information about alarm permits, please contact 239-321-7688.