Alarm Permits

Permit Renewals

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.

False Alarms

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
 5  $25
 6  $25
 7  $50
 8  $50
 9  $75
 10  $100
 11  $150

For More Information

For more information about alarm permits, please contact 239-321-7688.