Who is required to have an alarm permit?

Any person or business operating an alarm system with the intent to summon an emergency service of the city, whether the system is monitored or not.

If your building has multiple suites leased out, typically the building manager will have a permit for the building’s fire alarm system and each tenant will be responsible for a permit if they choose to operate any additional alarm systems (e.g. burglar, panic, or robbery alarm systems). 

Locations operating a smoke detector not connected to an alarm panel do not need a permit.

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1. Who is required to have an alarm permit?
2. What happens if I operate my alarm system without having a valid permit?
3. When should I apply for an alarm permit?
4. What methods of payment do you accept?
5. Are alarm permits transferable?
6. How do I cancel my permit?
7. How much does a false alarm cost?
8. Can I appeal false alarm fees?