Registration of alarm systems installed in the unincorporated area of Clay County (FL), both commercial and residential, is required pursuant to county ordinance.
A permit can be acquired through the Clay County Building Division. You are required to keep all alarm contact information current.
Visit www.claycountygov.com/departments/building to access the form. Please contact the Building Division for more information: Clay County Building Division, P.O. Box 1366, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043, (904) 284/269-6307.
- In addition to any requirements established within the unincorporated area of Clay County Ordinance (Ch 12, Sec 12-124), all alarm contractors must comply with this section. This section denotes the prerequisites prior to applying for an alarm company application.
- Each occurrence of a false alarm from a particular alarm system during any period of three hundred sixty-five (365) days in excess of three (3) shall be deemed unlawful and a violation of this article by the alarm user. The fines range from $25 to $250.
- Alarm fines are paid to the Clay County Clerk of Courts Office
False Alarm Prevention
- Become familiar with your alarm system and your password
- Cancel false alarms immediately through your alarm company
- Before arming your system, make sure that all doors and windows are closed properly
- Make sure that all motion sensor areas are clear of any moving items (reflective materials, banners, fans, and family pets can cause false alarms)
- Everyone with access to your property should be familiar with your system and have a password
- Report any problems that you are experiencing with your alarm system to your alarm company
- Periodically, call your alarm company and the CCSO to make sure your emergency contact list is accurate and up to date
- Never test your alarm without first contacting the monitoring service and CCSO Dispatch at 904-213-5900 or 352-473-7211
- Have your alarm system checked yearly by a certified alarm technician