The Davie Police Department is now utilizing the services of CryWolf to manage our alarm program. Follow this link "CryWolf" to register your alarm or obtain important information. Below is a list of frequently asked questions that may be useful.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I help prevent false alarms?
Make sure that you immediately report your false alarm to your alarm company, so they can cancel
with police dispatch prior to police arrival to your home or business. Ensure that everyone in your
household or business has been properly trained on your alarm system. Make sure your alarm
system is in good working order and inspected periodically by your alarm company.
How do I register my alarm system?
If you are not registered with the Town, please complete the online registration under “New Alarm
What is the cost of an alarm permit registration?
The cost of an alarm permit registration is as follows:
Residential Properties: $0
Commercial Properties: $25
Who determines the fee amount for false alarms?
The Davie Town Council approved the alarm ordinance that outlines the fee structure for false
Who is required to have an alarm permit/license?
Everyone operating an alarm system inside the Town limits is required to register their alarm
Are false alarms a problem?
Yes, they are. Across the nation, the growth of alarm system ownership has resulted in a
tremendous number of false alarms. The response to false alarms has created an additional
burden on law enforcement agencies. Nationwide, approximately 99% of all burglar alarms police
respond to are false.
What does the Town hope to accomplish by enforcing the false alarm ordinance?
The Town wants to substantially reduce the number of false alarms that the police department
responds to, thereby freeing up police resources to respond to emergencies.
Will I be charged for alarm activations that are not false?
No, you will never be charged for an alarm activation that is not false, this ordinance allows
charges for false alarms only.
What if my alarm is activated accidentally?
For the first false alarm activation within a 365 day period, there is no fee. All additional false alarm
activation fees are as follows:
Residential Fire Alarms:
Commercial Fire Alarms:
If I disagree with an assessed fee, can I appeal?
Yes. If you disagree, the ordinance does have an appeal provision. The alarm user may appeal
an assessment of a false alarm fee or permit suspension to the alarm administrator by setting forth
in writing the reasons for the appeal within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice sent.
Be sure to include your name, the alarm location, date of the false alarm, your permit number,
reasons for the appeal and any supporting evidence.
The alarm administrator will render a decision in writing.
Do I have to register my car alarm?
No, car alarms do not need to be registered.
Where do I send my check?
The mailing address is:
Davie False Alarm Reduction Program
PO Box 864696
Orlando, FL 32886-4696
Can I pay online?
Yes, you can pay online at this website. You will need to use your account number and password.
What will happen if I do not pay my alarm fees?
Failure to comply is a violation of the Town ordinance and the town code enforcement special
magistrate shall have nonexclusive jurisdiction over violations.
What is the effective date for the ordinance?
The most recent alarm ordinance went into effect in January 5, 2011.
I received duplicate alarm invoices at my address; what can I do?
If you received a duplicate alarm invoice, please contact us at (877) 272-3393 so we can delete the
incorrect invoice(s). If you are directed to a voicemail box, please leave a message with your
name, address, phone number and the account/permit numbers that need to be combined or
Where can I read or obtain a copy of the ordinance?
The alarm ordinance is posted online at this website.
Who can I call if I have additional questions or comments?
Call us at (877) 272-3393, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.