Alarm Permit Section - Communication Bureau
Burglar Alarm Permits
Alarm legislation mandates that alarm permits are required for all alarm systems. An application for a new permit may be submitted online or may be filed by mail. Burglar alarm permits are non-transferable. Permits are to be renewed every two (2) years from date of issuance. Renewal reminders will be mailed to permit holders however the alarm user is responsible for renewal prior to expiration date regardless of renewal notice receipt. Application fees are non-refundable.
New Application Fees: Residence: $100.00 Business: $200.00
Permit Renewals Fees: Residence: $100.00 Business: $200.00
- To renew an existing burglar alarm permit: Renew my Existing Permit
- To apply for a new burglar alarm permit: Apply for a New Permit
- To apply by for a new permit by mail, send your completed application along with a check or money order made payable to “The Nassau County Police Department” to:
Nassau County Public Safety Center
Communications Bureau - Police Alarm Permits
1194 Prospect Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590
- Section 8-40.8 of alarm legislation defines a false alarm as any alarm signal that elicits a response by police personnel and for which there is no evidence of criminal activity to justify a police response. The holder of a permit or the person in control of an alarm system shall be subject to suspension and/or revocation and/or will have their location placed into No Police Response Mode if false alarms to that location exceed two (2) in a calendar year.
- Any person operating an alarm system without a permit shall be subject to a penalty fee for each alarm activation. Continued use of a non-registered alarm system may result in location being placed in No Response Mode. No Response Mode means that if an alarm transmission is received, Nassau County Police personnel will not be assigned to respond unless independent information suggests that a police response is necessary.
- Permit holders are required to immediately notify their alarm companies of their permit number. Alarm companies must use this permit number when dispatching for an alarm. Dispatch without a permit number is a violation of the law and can result in further fines.
lf you have any questions, please call the Nassau County Police Department Alarm Permit Section at (516) 573-7862 or (516) 573-7298 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.