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 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 
Suite 114 
Westbury, NY 11590

Burglar Alarm Legislation

The Nassau County Police are requested to respond to over 125,000 false alarms each year. Nassau Burglar Alarm Ordinance (Local Law 11-2012), which amended Nassau Burglar Alarm Ordinance (Local Law 19-2010), was originally adopted in 1991 because of concerns over police officer safety and to eliminate the misuse of police resources.  False, otherwise known as “unfounded”, alarm calls reduce the police department's effectiveness and undermines our ability to respond to more critical calls.  In addition, unfounded alarms result in a cost of millions of dollars annually. 

  • 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: