Alarm Ordinance & Permit Information

Alarm Ordinance

If you have an alarm system that is meant to summon the police either by an audible tone or by being monitored by a company, you must obtain a permit from the police department.


Alarm permits for residents cost $25 annually. Alarm permits for businesses cost $50 annually. This must be renewed each year based on the original registration date. If you change alarm companies or emergency contact information, the only thing you need to do is to fill out a new application. No fee will be collected for those changes. If you move to a new location, you will need to purchase a new alarm permit.

False Alarms

You are allowed three false alarms each year. The year is based upon a calendar year from January through December. There will be a $50 charge for the fourth and fifth false alarm, $75 for the sixth and seventh false alarm and $100 for the eighth and subsequent false alarms. Multiple false alarms on the same day are only counted as one.

Automated Messaging Systems

The police department will not issue an alarm permit for an alarm system with a recorded message notification system. If the alarm is monitored by a company that sends an automated message if the alarm has been activated, a permit will not be issued.

Alarm Permit Stickers

Faded alarm permit stickers can be replaced if requested at the time of renewal for no charge. These can be mailed or you may come in person and pick one up at the records window at the police department.


Please  submit the online Alarm Permit Application.