New Accounts can register Online here View the current False Alarm Ordinance here Existing Accounts can access their data by Signing in here Questions or Concerns? Click here to contact us 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 fee schedule for any false alarms which may occur at that home or business.

On July 1, 2009, Pinellas County deputy sheriffs will begin enforcing this ordinance by citing property owners for false alarm incidents.

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:

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

The ordinance covers the unincorporated area of Pinellas County and the 12 cities which contract with the Pinellas Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services. The contract cities are:

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


There is no registration fee to sign up with SHARP.

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 fees 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 fees 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 fees, as identified below, if the false alarms continue.

Registered alarms
Number of Alarms fee per Alarm
Three $30.00
Four $100.00
Five $200.00
Six $250.00
Seven and above $300.00


Non-Registered alarms
Number of Alarms fee per Alarm
One $80.00
Two $160.00
Three $320.00
Four and Above $500.00


fees 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 sharp@pcsonet.com