Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Sheriff’s Alarm Registration Program “SHARP”

A 2009 Pinellas County ordinance requires home and business owners to register their alarm systems with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The ordinance has also implemented a fine schedule for any false alarms which may occur at that home or business.

The Sheriff’s Alarm Registration Program or “SHARP” has been established for home and business owners to register their alarm protected properties on-line or by filling out a registration form and mailing it to:

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

There is no registration fee to sign up with SHARP.

Click here to register online and update information.

The ordinance covers the unincorporated area of Pinellas County and the 13 cities which contract with the Pinellas Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services. The contract cities are:

  • Belleair Beach
  • Belleair Bluffs
  • Belleair Shore
  • Dunedin
  • Indian Rocks Beach
  • Madeira Beach
  • North Redington Beach
  • Oldsmar
  • Redington Beach
  • Safety Harbor
  • Seminole
  • St. Pete Beach
  • South Pasadena

Alarm subscribers registered with SHARP will receive warnings for the first two false alarms within a revolving year. Registered alarm owners who experience more than two false alarms in one year will be subject to fines as identified below.

Home and business owners who do not register their alarm systems with SHARP do not receive any warnings and will be subject to fines as identified in the schedule below.

Even registered alarm owners who experience more than two false alarm events in one year may also be subject to fines, as identified below, if the false alarms continue.

Fines for Registered Alarms

  • Three false alarms $75
  • Four $100
  • Five $150
  • Six $300
  • Seven and above $500

Fines for Non-Registered Alarms

  • One through three $175
  • Four $200
  • Five $250
  • Six $400
  • Seven and above $600

Fines will be collected by the Sheriff’s Office after the alarm subscriber is notified following a violation.

An appeals process is available to both registered and non-registered subscribers.

Well over 90% of the alarms calls investigated by deputy sheriffs are false alarms. The purpose of the ordinance is to reduce the number of false alarms in the sheriff’s jurisdiction, and the time it takes for deputy sheriffs to respond to them. Fewer false alarms will contribute to the efficiency of deputy sheriffs on patrol as they are better able to spend their time responding to calls for service. For more information, call SHARP at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office at 727-582-2870, or email

OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue

More Information

When To Call

In Florida, simply dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency connects you to EMS, law enforcement, and the fire rescue.

The 9-1-1 system is for emergencies only – serious vehicle crashes, critical medical situations, crimes in progress, or fire.

Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.


10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
Emergency: 9 1 1


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Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.