False Alarm Reduction Program Fees

What is a false alarm?

An alarm is false when, upon inspection by the City of Wilmington Police Department, evidence indicates that no unauthorized entry, robbery or other such crime was committed or attempted in or on the premises which would have activated a properly functioning alarm system.

What is the fee for a false alarm?

Per permit year, fees for the first two false alarms at a permitted address are waived. Fees for subsequent alarms are as follows:

False Alarms Resident Commercial Unregistered Systems
1st No fee No fee $100 each response
2nd No fee No fee  
3rd $100 $250  
4th $200 $400  
5th or more $250 $550  

If police respond to an unregistered alarm the fee issued to the owner will be $100.

What happens if I fail to pay a fee?

If fees are not paid within 30 days of receiving an invoice, a $25 late fee will be assessed to your account.


Contact the False Alarm Program

Phone: 866-377-8834

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.