Alarm Ordinance RMC 7.96

In February 2015, the City of Richmond approved a false alarm ordinance requiring any business or residence that has an alarm installed and/or monitored to register for a permit.  The false alarm program will be managed by Public Safety Corporation.  The program will be offering online registration for the convenience of the public.  The online registration service is part of an agreement approved in January with the Public Safety Corporation to handle most administrative functions of the false alarm reduction effort.  The agreement furthers the Richmond Police Department’s commitment to reduce the number of false alarms responded to by officers to assist them to better serve our community.  

All City of Richmond alarm users are required to register their alarms under the ordinance. This includes all residential, business and government locations within the City of Richmond boundaries.  The ordinance imposes a graduated civil penalty for false alarms. 

Please register here:

For questions or inquiries, please call 510-620-6675 (Option 1) or email us at

For detailed information on how to register your alarm system, visit Alarm Ordinance RMC 7.96