Renew, register alarms

LIHUE – The Kauai Police Department is reminding residents and businesses to register or renew their alarm systems in order to comply with the Kauai County Code.

According to the Kauai County Code, Ordinance 931, all residential, commercial and governmental alarms must be registered with the Kauai Police Department prior to activation or installation. Fire, auto and medical alarms are excluded.

The fee to register an alarm is $25 for the first year, and $10 upon renewal for each subsequent year. Registration fees are non-transferable. Expired or unregistered alarms could face a fine up to $150 for each occurrence that KPD responds to, whether it is an actual incident or false alarm.

“When police unknowingly respond to false alarms, they become unavailable to situations where they are truly needed,” stated Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry. “Properly registered and maintained alarm systems reduces this risk and protects the safety of others.”

To register your alarm system, complete the following steps:

• Obtain an application either online at www.kauai.gov/police, or in person at County of Kauai, Alarm Records and Billing, 3990 Kaana St., Suite 200, Lihue, HI 96766.

• Submit your completed form in person or by mail and a $25 registration fee payable to “County of Kauai, Alarm Records and Billing.” Cash will not be accepted.

• All changes to the registration/permit need to be submitted in writing or faxed to (808) 241-1642.

As a courtesy, alarm renewal reminders are emailed to registered alarm holders 30 days prior to expiration. However, it is the responsibility of the alarm holder or user to keep the account current to avoid fines and fees.

For more information regarding the alarm permit application, billing or payment process, call the Kauai Police Department at 241-1909.

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