Fees and Registration
All users of alarm systems within the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish are required by Title 9, Chapter 422 of the City-Parish Code of Ordinances to pay a one-time fee of $25 to offset the cost of regulating false alarms. The user shall register the alarm system in his or her name within 30 days of either the installation of the system or taking control of an alarm system in an existing structure. Although this fee is a one-time fee, it is non-transferable. Should you move to another location, you must reregister and pay the registration fee again.
Title 9, chapter 423 provides each user of an alarm system 3 false alarms each fiscal year without penalty. Our fiscal year runs from June 1st through May 31st of the following year. The alarm user will be assessed:
- A twenty-five dollar ($25) fine for the fourth (4th) false alarm
- Fifty dollars ($50) fine for the fifth (5th) false alarm
- Seventy-five dollar ($75) fine for the sixth (6th) false alarm
- One hundred dollars ($100) fine for the seventh (7th) false alarm
- One hundred-twenty five dollars ($125) fine for the eighth (8th) false alarm
- One hundred-fifty dollar ($150) fine for the ninth (9th) false alarm
- One hundred seventy-five dollar ($175) fine for the tenth (10th) false alarm
- Two hundred dollar ($200) fine for each false alarm thereafter.
In order to track these alarms throughout the City of Baton Rouge, a computerized billing system has been installed in the Baton Rouge Police Department. The ordinance prohibits operating an alarm system without a permit. Violators of this chapter shall be fined, upon conviction, not less than $100, nor more than $250 for each calendar day of violation.
For application completion, please follow these instructions. Please complete the applicable sections of the application and return it along with the $25 fee as soon as possible to ensure compliance with the law. We appreciate your cooperation.
Any concerns may be directed to the BRPD Alarm Enforcement Division:
9000 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70815