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Are You Registered for Alert Marin and Nixle?



About Alert Marin

If you live, work, or go to school in Marin County and are 18 and over, you should register your cell phone or VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone to receive emergency alerts sent by call, text, email, or smartphone application.

Listed and unlisted/blocked Marin County landline phone numbers are already included in our emergency notification system. Cell phone and VoIP numbers are not included and will require your registration in our Self-Registration Portal.

The caller ID for AlertMarin is 415-473-6376. Many smartphones allow you to create “favorites” and set preferences or “emergency bypass” for this number to allow your phone to ring/alert, even when set to silent. Consider making AlertMarin a favorite/emergency bypass on your mobile device. AlertMarin also sends emergency notifications via SMS (Text). The two SMS short codes used by our system are 87844 and 89361.

Help us get the word out. Download the Alert Marin “Get Emergency Alerts” poster today !

Register Multiple Marin Locations

Perhaps you live in Marin, but work outside the County. Or you work and go to school in Marin, but live outside the County. You may list up to five addresses per profile where you wish to receive notifications such as home, work, child’s school, or relatives home. Your profile may contain up to 2 SMS (text) devices, two email addresses, a TTY device, four phone numbers (including a mobile phone) and a work phone. You may also download the Everbridge application from your Apple iOS or Android device.

Do you need to update your location? Alert Marin has created a guide to help you through the process. The guide can be found here.

Be Sure You are Registered to Get the Emergency Call, Text & Email

Emergency officials use the AlertMarin Emergency Notification System to deliver incident-specific information or potentially life-saving instruction to the precise geographic area(s) affected. Emergency situations may include:

  • flooding, wildfires, and subsequent evacuations;
  • public safety incidents including crimes that affect your neighborhood;
  • post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies.

What is the difference between Alert Marin and Nixle? 

  • They are both electronic emergency notification systems, but each system serves a different purpose.

When do we use Alert Marin?

  • Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implications
  • During-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportation
  • Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

When do we use Nixle?

  • When INFORMATION is needed in a ZIP CODE
  • Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas
  • Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
  • Police activity and general public safety information

To receive Alert Marin notifications, Register Now. To receive Nixle notifications, text your zip code to 888-777.