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Certain municipalities in Georgia require home security system users to obtain an alarm registration/user permit. It is your responsibility to comply with these requirements. If you fail to do so, the municipality could delay or refuse to dispatch emergency personnel and/or assess you with fines.

As a courtesy, below we have compiled the requirements for some areas that require an alarm registration/user permit. This list is not comprehensive and you should confirm registration requirements with your municipality.

Please contact your local municipality with any questions regarding alarm registration and user permits.

Barrow County

City: Braselton

Details:

  • Alarm users for both Fire and Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Braselton Police Department.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: Permit registration must be completed on an original application available only from the Braselton Police Department.

Calhoun County

City: Arlington

Details:

  • Alarm users for both Fire and Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Arlington Police Department.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: Permit application is required to be filed in person at the Arlington Police Station.

Cherokee County

City: Canton

Details:

  • Alarm users for Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Canton Police Department.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: Canton, Georgia Alarm Permit Application

Clayton County

City: Forest Park

Details:

  • Alarm users for both Fire and Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Forest Park Police Department.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: Permit application is required to be filed in person at the Forest Park Police Department.

Cobb County

City: Marietta

Details:

 

City: Incorporated County Area

Details:

  • Alarm users for both  Fire and Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Cobb County Police Department.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: There is no formal application; registration is done over the phone by calling: (866) 902-7110

Dekalb County

City:Chamblee

Details:

  • Alarm users for Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Chamblee Police Department's False Alarm Coordinator.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: Chamblee, GA Alarm Permit Application 

City: Dunwoody

Details:

  • All monitored alarm systems in Dunwoody are required to be registered with the City. Registration of your residential or commercial alarm system can be completed online at https://www.crywolfservices.com/dunwoodyga/
  • Current Cost: $0.00

Dekalb County Information

EMC Security completes all Dekalb County ordinance paperwork for our customers.  

Details:

Dekalb County Georgia has adopted a false alarm ordinance that requires every home or business within the Dekalb County limits to register their alarm systems with a third party contracting entity, CRYWOLF Corporation.

The Dekalb false alarm ordinance requires Alarm Companies, including EMC Security to register their active monitored customers with CRYWOLF Corporation. This company has been contracted by Dekalb County to register alarms, collect fees, and to assess penalties for false alarms.

EMC Security is required by the County to provide information about your home or business alarm system, including your name, address, phone numbers, and information regarding your alarm system.

EMC Security is required to pay the annual registration fee that must be paid each year that the customer has an active security system.

The annual alarm registration fee is $5.00 per year. However, there are many other costs and requirements in addition to the annual registration fee.

  1. All companies must register, with all complete information, and in a timely manner all existing and new alarm service customers in Unincorporated Dekalb County.
  2. All alarm companies are required to update any changes in their customer account with CRYWOLF within 30 days of the change.
  3. All alarm companies are required to appear at the location of the alarm system within 45 minutes from the alarm activation at the request of the responding police or fire department. There is a significant cost to staff and monitor for this requirement to appear.

Significant fees, a minimum of $499.00 will be assessed to the alarm company for failure to arrive within the designated timeframe, or for failure to update customer account information.

EMC Security Regrets that we are forced to pass along the cost of complying with the fees and ordinance with a monthly fee assessed to our customers. EMC Security monitoring rate has not changed for over 17 years. The monthly fee assessed to customers in Unincorporated Dekalb County is $2.00 per month. This is NOT an increase in the monthly rate. This is a fee to cover the cost of the required fees and compliance from Dekalb County alarm ordinance. The fee will appear as a line item on their invoice starting in December, 2013. No one outside of Unincorporated Dekalb County is required to pay this fee.

Significant fines will be assessed to alarm customers in Unincorporated Dekalb County after November 15, 2013 for the following:

  1. Failure to register an alarm system: $499.00 (registration is handled by EMC Security)
  2. For any second, third, or subsequent alarm in a one year period
  3. For failure to repair or replace any problem system
  • You can view the full Dekalb County Alarm Ordinance by clicking here

Early County

City: Arlington

Details: 

  • Alarm users for both Fire and Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Arlington Police Department.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: Permit application is required to be filed in person at the Arlington Police Station.

Fayette County

City: Peachtree City

Details:

  • Alarm users for both Fire and Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Peachtree City Police Department.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: Peachtree City, GA Alarm Permit Application

City: Fayetteville

Details:

  • Alarm users for both Fire and Security systems are required to register their alarm systems with the Peachtree City Police Department.
  • Current Cost: $0.00
  • Alarm Permit Application: Fayetteville, GA Alarm Permit Application

Floyd County

City: Unincorporated County Area

Details:

  • All alarm systems must be registered within thirty (30) days of installation.
  • Initial registration fee is fifteen dollars ($15.00) for newly installed alarm systems.
  • Registration is not transferable. New owners must re-register and pay the fifteen-dollar fee.
  • There will be no registration fee or fine for medical alarms.
  • Failure to register/re-register an alarm system within the allotted time will result in a fine as shown in the fee schedule.
  • Any response to an alarm that has not been registered/re-registered will result in a fine shown in the accepted fee schedule.
  • Registration of your residential or commercial alarm system can be completed online at www.govpaynow.com.  Pay location code is A0004d. Or visit Floyd County E-911 at 5 Government Plaza Suite 232 during regular business hours. If you plan to come in person, please
    call before coming as there is not always someone in the office.  For more details call Alisha Burnes at 706-236-4543.

City: Rome

Details:

  • All alarm systems must be registered within 30 days of installation.
  • The initial registration fee is $15.00 for newly installed alarm systems.
  • Registration is not transferable. New owners must register and pay $15.00 fee.
  • There will be no registration fee for medical alarms.
  • Any response to an alarm that has not been registered/re-registered will result in a fee shown in the accepted fee schedule.
  • Registration of your residential or commercial alarm system can be completed online at www.govpaynow.com.  Pay location code is A0004d. Or visit Floyd County E-911 at 5 Government Plaza Suite 232 during regular business hours. If you plan to come in person, please
    call before coming as there is not always someone in the office.  For more details call Alisha Burnes at 706-236-4543.

Fees:

  • Failure to register/re-register an alarm system within the allotted time - $50.00 fee.  
  • Any Reponses to an alarm that has not been registered/re-registered - $100.00 fee.
  • One - Three false alarms per calendar year - No Penalty
  • Fourth false alarm - $35 fee
  • Fifth false alarm - $65 fee
  • Sixth false alarm - $100
  • Seventh or more false alarms - $125 each
  • Termination of services after the tenth violation.

Fulton County

Details:

  • Residential customers only have to register their alarm after 3 false alarms
  • Businesses that utilize and alarm are required to register their alarm with Fulton County Police Department no later than 5 business days after installation
  • Business have to register with the Fulton County Police Department no later than 5 business days following installation
  • For the third (3rd) and each subsequent false alarm that occurs at the same premises within any calendar year, a fine shall be assessed in the amount of $50.00.
  • Customers must register at: http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/false-alarms

Gwinnett County

City: All

Details:

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