Notification: Our new Citizen Alert will require all previously registered participants to re-register.
This page may be used to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP phone number, and e-mail address with the Alert Monterey County Emergency Notification System.
Listed and unlisted land line telephone numbers are already included in the database and do not need to be registered.
Monterey County and all Cities within the county have implemented an emergency notification system that will be used to contact County and City residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency. The system, called Alert Monterey County, will be used to notify residents and businesses of emergencies or critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuations. The system utilizes the telephone companies’ 911 database and is able to contact land-line telephone numbers, whether listed or unlisted. If the call is picked up by an answering machine, the system will leave a recorded message. If the number called is busy or does not answer, the system will redial the number in an attempt to deliver the message. The system is also TTY/TDD compatible.
Because the Alert Monterey County system uses the 911 database, only land-line numbers are automatically included in the system. If you have a cellular or Voice over IP number and would like to be notified on that device, or if you would like an e-mail notification, you must register those telephone numbers and your e-mail address by completing the registration form below. To register you will need to create a minimum eight character password. This will enable you to update your contact information whenever it changes.
Because the Alert Monterey County system uses geomaping, each telephone number and/or e-mail address can only be associated with one street address in the system.
Each telephone number and e-mail address registered below will be contacted only when the street address it is associated with is impacted by a disaster or emergency.
View the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
This information is being submitted over a secure, encrypted connection. Alert Monterey County and any of it’s authorized users will not share or distribute personal information gathered by this form and will use it solely for the purpose of providing emergency notifications.
Neither the County of Monterey nor any of the Cities, nor their agencies and affiliates, or their employees, makes any warrant, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information provided by submittal of this form.
While every attempt will be made to contact residents and businesses in response to an emergency, there are factors that may impact the completion of those calls. These factors can include loss of electrical power, telephone company line capacity, busy conditions, caller ID blocking, etc.
CAUTION: WHILE THE ALERT MONTEREY COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM IS CONSIDERED EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT, IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE IN DANGER, YOU SHOULD NOT WAIT FOR OR RELY EXCLUSIVELY ON AN ALERT MONTEREY COUNTY SYSTEM CALL FOR EVACUATION DIRECTIVES, BUT IMMEDIATELY TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS. IF YOU ARE DIRECTED TO EVACUATE BY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, YOU SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR DIRECTIONS.