City of Arlington:

    • Payments for Registrations: The city of Arlington charges an annual registration fee of $25 for all residential, non residential and commercial alarm users. After completing your registration, remit payment in-person or by mail via a check or money order payable to Arlington County Treasurer's Office. Each tenant using an alarm system in a multitenant residential or commercial building must register separately. The owner or property manager of an apartment complex that provides alarm systems as an amenity must obtain a separate registration for each individual unit. The fee is $25.00 per unit. Make checks/money orders payable to: Arlington County Treasurer's Office.
      Make payments by mail to:
      False Alarm Unit
      Arlington County Police Department
      1425 N. Courthouse Road
      Arlington, VA 22201
    • Payments for false alarm invoices: Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, and credit or debit cards. Credit or debit card payments must be made in person, at the Police Departmentís Records Management Section Customer Service Counter during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, excluding County holidays). Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted.

    For any questions regarding false alarms, registrations, and payments please call: 703-228-7374 or email

    False Alarms Fees

    The fee schedule for burglar false alarms is as follows:

    • 1st: $0
    • 2nd: $0
    • 3rd: $100
    • 4th: $150
    • 5th: $200
    • 6th: $250
    • 7th: $300
    • 8th: $400
    • 9th: $500
    • 10th: $600
    • 11th: $700
    • 12th: $800
    • 13th: $900
    • 14th: $1,000
    • 15th: $1,100
    • 16th: $1,200
    • 17th: $1,300
    • 18th: $1,400
    • 19th and Up: $1,500

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