City of Vancouver WA
Alarm Prevention and Administration Site
The alarm ordinance was instituted due to the high number of false alarms vs. valid alarm calls for service in our City. Currently, false alarms account for approximately 97% of the calls for service to security alarm systems; this takes officers away from actual crimes, creates longer response times, and is a significant strain on already limited resources. Do your part to reduce these numbers. Take a moment to review the false alarm prevention information below.
If you have a question about your jurisdiction please confirm by visiting gis.clark.wa.gov/applications/gishome/property/index.cfm. Enter your location address and if you fall within Vancouver's jurisdiction, register here. Otherwise register with your local Police agency if required.