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Burglar Alarm

A permit is required for all homes and businesses equipped with burglar alarm systems. If you have questions, contact DSI at (651) 266-8989, or email the DSI Message Center.

Code Requirements

See Chapter 329 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information on burglar alarm permits.

Application Requirements

You must submit the following:
  • Alarm Permit Application or an Online Alarm Permit Application - Apply Here
  • Key holder information must be provided on the application if the alarm system is not monitored
  • Required fee

On November 16, 2010 we will be migrating to a new application to process Alarm Permits.  The existing links will go to a new site that will be easier to use and more user friendly.




New permit


Annual renewal


Government agencies

fees waived

First and second false alarm violations (per calendar year)

no charge

Third false alarm violation (per calendar year)


Fourth false alarm violation (per calendar year)


Fifth false alarm violation (per calendar year)


Sixth false alarm violation (per calendar year)


Seventh false alarm violation (per calendar year) and up


Expiration & Renewal

A Burglar Alarm License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.
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