Alarm Permit Renewals


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.

Permit Fees 

Annual fees are $25 for businesses and 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 Department
Attn: Alarm Coordinator
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, 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

False Alarm #1
No charge
False Alarm #2
No charge
False Alarm #3
False Alarm #4
False Alarm #5 or more

*Effective July 1, 2014