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Home Security Alarm Permit

Find out if you need an alarm permit for your home security/burglar alarm system that's professionally monitored by Noonlight

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Written by Dan Crowe
Updated over a week ago

What is an alarm permit, and why might I need one?

Your city or county may require you to obtain an alarm permit for activating and operating a monitored alarm system. These requirements are often in place to reduce the number of false alarms and unnecessary utilization of first responder resources. Failure to obtain a required alarm permit may result in fines or the refusal by an emergency agency to respond to an alarm at your premises.

How do I know if I need an alarm permit?

A quick and easy way to figure out if you need an alarm permit is to do a web search with the phrase "[insert the name of your city/county here] alarm permit" and click on the search result that contains a link to your city/county's government website. You can also contact your city and/or county to ask about their alarm permit requirements.

Tip: Figuring out whether you live within or outside of city limits can help you determine whether you need an alarm permit from your city or your county. To figure that out, you can search your city on a website like Google Maps to see the city's boundary/border and then see if your address is located on the inside or outside of the boundary. You can also search your property address on your city and/or county's (i.e. county assessor's) website.

What do I do once I have an alarm permit?

If you've already applied for and been issued an alarm permit, please send your alarm permit number, along with your name, phone number, and address, to Please keep in mind you may be required to renew your permit on a regular (i.e. annual) basis, and if you are issued a new permit number at any time, you should share it with Noonlight.

Still need help?

Don't worry -- if you are not sure whether you need an alarm permit or you need help filling out an alarm permit application, Noonlight can help. Just contact us at and provide the following information:

  • Full name

  • Phone number

  • Email address

  • Address where your alarm system is installed

  • Name (brand) of alarm system

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