In an effort to reduce costly false alarms, the City of Brea requires all residential and commercial alarm users to obtain alarm permits (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.
Annual fees are $50 for businesses and $25 for residents.
Permit Application Process
All permits must be renewed annually by July 1st. Submit a completed application with permit fee to Police Records for processing at:
Brea Police DepartmentAttn: Alarm Coordinator1 Civic Center CircleBrea, CA 92821
An alarm permit application is available from the Brea Police Records Division on the Plaza Level of the Civic Center or you can click one of the links below.
Residential Alarm Permit Application
Commercial 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 cost more than $150,000 annually to manage.
False Alarm Fees
*Effective July 1, 2014