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Montgomery County Law Enforcement personnel respond to thousands of false alarm calls yearly. These unnecessary responses result in an enormous burden in manpower and expense; which in turn reduces the time available to respond to real emergencies.

To learn more about the Montgomery County alarm law or False Alarm Reduction Section (FARS) of the Montgomery County Department of Police, visit our Burglary Alarm page. You have the option to pay false alarm fees four different ways: online, by mail, by phone, or in person.

Online

Easy & Convenient
Available 24 Hours, via credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express)

Directions for Paying Online

By mail

False Alarm Reduction Section
P.O. Box 83399
Gaithersburg, MD 20833-3399

By phone

(240) 773-6300
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

In person

False Alarm Reduction Section
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Pay by Mail

You may pay your false alarm fees by sending your check or money order to the False Alarm Reduction Section, P.O. Box 83399, Gaithersburg, MD 20833-3399. Make your check payable to Montgomery County, Maryland.

Pay in Person

In-person assistance by appointment only! Please call to make an appointment.

Address False Alarm Reduction Section
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Main Office 240-773-6300
Hours *8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday
(except county holidays )

*Assistance offered by appointment only.
Forms of Payment Cash, Check, Money Order, or Credit Card