Alarm System Permit

An Alarm System permit is required of any business that possesses, or subscribes to an alarm system which is intended to summon police, fire or emergency medical services.

Code Requirements

Guidance relating to Alarm Systems is contained within the Maplewood City Code, Chapter 4, Section 4-1 to 4-103. All permit holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this Chapter.

Apply for a License

Application for an Alarm System Permit has been transitioned to an online licensing system (Accela) and is available for access via the Citizen Access Portal. 

Guide to Using the Citizen Access Portal

Please use the reference guides below to assist you in registering for an account and applying for a license. If you need additional assistance please contact us at 651-249-2005.

Expiration / Renewal

Permit term runs January 1 through December 31, annually. Renewal must occur on or before date of expiration.


All license fees can be found on the city's fee schedule

False Alarm Fee Structure

Each business alarm owner is allowed two (2) free false alarm responses per permit term (January 1 - December 31, yearly). Fees for false alarms are as follows:

Number of False Alarms
1st and 2nd False AlarmNo Charge
3rd False Alarm$100.00
4th False Alarm$200.00
5th False Alarm$300.00
6th False Alarm$400.00
7th - Above$500.00
Person pressing buttons on alarm system keypad