Under Lee County Ordinance 03-09, all alarm users (homeowners & business owners) must register their alarm systems (monitored & non-monitored) with the Lee County Sheriff Office False Alarm Reduction Unit, FARU.
To obtain a registration form, click HERE. Once you have completed your registration form, please mail it to 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912, along with a check or money order for $25.00. However, if you are paying by credit card, you can return your completed form via email at FARU@sheriffleefl.org.
The $25.00 registration fee is a one-time fee and is non-refundable. Registrations are not transferable from one user or location to another. After registration, you will receive a receipt via USPS indicating your permit number.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the False Alarm Reduction Unit at FARU@sheriffleefl.org or 239-477-1244.
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Fees for False Alarms
Under Lee County Ordinance 03-09 section 4 part B , the following fines shall be required for each false alarm per alarm system within one permit year
1st & 2nd False Alarms
first and second false alarms $25.00 each; however, if the alarm operator has a valid alarm permit, then there is no fine for the first false alarm.
3rd and 4th False Alarms
Third and fourth false alarms $50.00 each.
5th & 6th False Alarms
Fifth and sixth false alarms $100.00 each.
7th & 8th False Alarms
Seventh and eighth false alarms $200.00 each.
9+ False Alarms
Ninth and above false alarms $400.00 each.
The additional fine for false alarms from a non-permitted alarm system, or from an alarm system with a revoked permit is $200.00. The Sheriff may reduce this amount to $50.00 if the alarm system is permitted within ten days of the false alarm.