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Common FAQs about alarm permits for home security/alarm systems

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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.

Filling out the alarm permit application

If your jurisdiction requires you to register for an alarm permit, you may be asked to select your monitoring company or enter your monitoring company's info on your application. Here's some information about Noonlight's monitoring partners to help you fill out your application:

If you live in the United States:

  • Monitoring Company Name: Acadian Monitoring Services

  • Monitoring Company Address: 9213 Interline Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

  • Monitoring Company Phone Number: 844-597-5413

If you live in Canada:

  • Monitoring Company Name: Northern911

  • Monitoring Company Address: 230 Alder St. S, Sudbury, ON, P3C 4J2

  • Monitoring Company Phone Number: (705) 673-6888

What do I do once I have an alarm permit?

If you've already applied for and been issued an alarm permit, please add your permit number to your account. The steps to add your permit number to your account will differ based on which brand of alarm system you have, so if you're not sure how to do that, please don't hesitate to send us a message or email us at

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 update the permit number on your account.

Still need help?

Don't worry -- if you're not sure whether you need an alarm permit or you need additional help filling out an alarm permit application, Noonlight can help. Just send us a message or email us at Please include the following info in your message:

  • The address of your monitored location

  • Name (brand) of your alarm system

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