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Additional New Resident Information
Alarm Permits
The City of Brea requires business and residential alarm users to obtain a valid alarm permit (City Ordinance Chapter 8.38) prior to operating an alarm system. The 2004-2005 permit fee (business $50, residential $25) will be waived for existing and new alarm users who acquire a permit prior to Oct. 1, 2004. All permits must be renewed annually.

The alarm permit is available from the Brea Police Records Division (front counter) located in the Brea Civic and Cultural Center at:
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821

A permit application can also be downloaded or requested via phone or mail. The application must be completed and returned with the permit fee to police records for processing. For more information, call 714-671-4471.

Parking / Traffic Rules
Parking on all city streets is restricted to 30 minutes between the hours of 2-6 a.m. Residents without enough off-street (garage, carport, or driveway) parking can apply for an annual parking permit online. Get detailed information about all parking options.

Vehicles may be cited and/or towed away at owners' expense for the following parking-related violations:
  • Parking on the street during street sweeping
  • Parking in the same spot on public property for over 72 hours
  • Having five or more unpaid parking violations
  • Expired registration (over six months)
  • Parking in a posted "No Parking" zone
  • Parking at a red curb or bus zone
  • Parking in a crosswalk
  • Blocking handicap access
  • Parking in an alley
  • Parking with a "for sale" sign on vehicle
  • Repairing a vehicle on a public street
  • Parking over 18 inches from the curb
  • Parking in front of a driveway (even your own)
  • Parking on or across a sidewalk
  • Parking on the wrong side of the road
  • Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant / fire station
  • Parking a commercial vehicle on a city street
  • Washing / polishing vehicles on a public street

For more information, view City Code Chapter 10.36: Motor Vehicles on Private Property or call the Police Department watch commander at 714-990-7624.

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