False Alarm Penalties
Because each false alarm requires response by public safety personnel, involves unnecessary expense to the city, increases the risk of injury to persons or damage to property, and dilutes the overall public safety protection to the city, such false alarms are deemed to constitute a public nuisance and must be abated.
Therefore, in accordance with Ordinance 7.08.005
, persons connected to an alarm system shall: Pay to the city a charge for false alarms responded to by the police according to the following schedule for each calendar year, for each premise connected.
False Alarm Fees Per Calendar Year
| 1st false alarm
|| No Charge
| 2nd through 4th alarms
|| $ 50.00 each
| 5th through 8th alarms
|| $ 90.00 each
| 9th and 10th alarms
|| $ 300.00 each
| 11th and subsequent alarms
|| $ 400.00 each
For more information regarding False Alarm Fees, please contact the Wauwatosa Police Department Records Bureau at (414) 471-8430,
Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Alarm System Registration
Beginning in 2012, registration of your alarm system is required by ordinance. To learn more about Alarm System Registration, click here