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City Alarm Permits

Many cities, Police Departments, Sheriff's Departments, and Fire Departments require alarm system users to obtain an alarm permit.

Failure to obtain a required Alarm Permit may result in fines or refusal by an emergency agency to respond to an alarm at your premises. Many cities have programs concerning the number of false alarms permitted per year.

Check out our post on how to reduce false alarms.

To find out if a permit is required in your area, contact your local Police, Sheriff or Fire Department using their non-emergency telephone number, or look them up on the Internet. A list of links are below.

If a permit is required, you must provide SDS with your alarm permit/registration number. Please email this information to

Your permit may have an expiration date. If your permit expires and you renew it, you will need to add the updated permit information with us at



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