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City False Alarm Reduction Program and Ordinance Information

The City of Santa Fe adopted a False Alarm ordinance in 2009 to reduce false alarms.  Before the implementation of the False Alarm ordinance, 99% of alarms generated by alarm systems were listed as false by the Santa Fe police department.  In 2012, the False Alarm ordinance was amended.  The number of permits valid when the city began the program was 858 and currently has 15,496 permitted accounts. The ordinance requires all home alarms to be permitted. Total amount of money collected from the beginning of the program, October 2009 to present is $1,576,480.00.

Please find below more information about the city’s False Alarm Reduction Program:

Santa Fe Police False Alarm Program FAQs

2009-33 Alarm Ordinance

False Alarm Ordinance 2012-13 Amendments

City of Santa Fe False Alarm Reduction Program Fees and Fines Chart

For more information on the False Alarm Reduction Program, visit the City of Santa Fe’s website link at:

http://www.santafenm.gov/police_alarm_enforcement