Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District implements nuisance fire alarm fee


Effective Aug. 10, 2014, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District will be imposing fees for nuisance fire alarms for residential and commercial properties. The ordinance was created and adopted in an effort to protect the safety and welfare of district residents from the adverse impacts caused by false alarms. It is important for property owners to properly maintain their fire alarm system in order to avoid applicable fees. The ordinance can be reviewed in its entirety at


The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District is “To protect life, property, and environment through prevention, preparedness, education and emergency response.” Formed in 1946, the Fire District now spans approximately 38-square miles and protects over 29,000 citizens. The Fire District currently operates out of four full-time fire stations and serves the communities within and surrounding Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, and 4S-Ranch.