Alarm Permit Information

Alarm Permit Information

Many local governments require residents to register an alarm permit after activating a monitored alarm system. Permits vary by jurisdictions and counties. Most often, they help inform your local authorities of how many monitored systems are in their communities; helping them better manage resources and personnel for emergency dispatch.

Alarm Permit FAQ

Why is this important?

  • Most jurisdictions require you to register your monitored alarm system with the local police department.
  • Some police departments require a current alarm permit be on file at all times and WILL NOT DISPATCH to your location without one.
  • False alarm fines may be higher if there is no permit on file. These fines vary by jurisdiction and in most instances, the fine amounts escalate with each occurrence.

Is there a fee?

The cost of an alarm permit varies based on your local municipality.

Where do I send my permit registration form?

Please follow the instructions listed directly on the application.

Do I need an alarm permit?

Ordinances are ever-changing. It is best to check with your local city hall or county office to determine if one is needed in your jurisdiction. Not all areas require one.

What information do I need if I am required to obtain a permit?

As each jurisdiction is different, when completing the permit registration form, please feel free to contact our office with any questions. You may email or call 866-484-4800

Find Your Permit Application

If you received an email from us indicating that you live in an area that is ‘no permit, no dispatch’ your municipality is listed below. Please click your location and process your application as soon as possible. If you are unsure what your state requires, please refer to your city/county website.

*It is imperative that you acquire the alarm permit required by your municipality so that emergency response isn’t delayed or suspended in the event of an alarm signal. Once your permit has been secured, email or call our office at 1-866-484-4800, so we can update your account to reflect your permit number and expiration date.

Have more questions? Please call us at 866-484-4800 or email us at

As a courtesy, we have posted applications for certain areas in which are considered “No Permit, No Dispatch.” However, My Alarm Center does not represent nor warrant that the list is exhaustive as regulations are ever evolving. Contact your respective jurisdiction for more information.