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False Alarm Reduction Section
The False Alarm Reduction Section (FARS) of the Montgomery County Department of Police was created to administer the County's alarm law. The main function of FARS is to reduce the number of false alarms to which police respond each year.

FARS licenses alarm companies, registers alarm users, sends notification of false alarms and bills for excessive false alarms to alarm users, ensures that appropriate inspections and upgrades of alarm systems occur, and handles informal appeals regarding the false designation of alarm activations.

False Alarm Reduction Section: 100 Edison Park Drive, 3rd Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3204 240.773.6300 | FAX 240.773.6303 | TTY 240.773.6304.

Mailing Address: False Alarm Reduction Section: P.O. Box 83399, Gaithersburg, MD 20883-3399

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