Security Systems and Alarms
Kansas City Police Private Alarm Section
1125 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106
Download the Alarm Permit Application.
Kansas City’s alarm ordinance was implemented to reduce the number of police dispatches to false alarms. The ordinance encourages alarm users and alarm businesses to properly use alarm systems and to maintain their operational reliability. The ordinance requires that all alarm users obtain an alarm permit from the Police Department. Police response on an alarm activation will be denied until the alarm user has obtained the alarm permit.
Alarm Permit Fee
To obtain an alarm permit, the alarm user will need to submit an alarm permit application along with the $46 permit fee. It can be mailed along with a check or money order made payable to the Board of Police Commissioners to :
Kansas City Police Department
Kansas City, MO 64106
Credit cards also are accepted and can be taken over the phone, in person, or the card number mailed in with the permit.
The renewal fee is based on the number of false alarms occurring at the site during the alarm permit year. A false alarm is defined as “an alarm signal eliciting a police response when a situation requiring an immediate response does not in fact exist, such as no breach of security has been attempted or committed.” Alarm renewal fees are assessed at the end of the alarm permit year. Renewals are as follows, and fees are subject to change:
|Business Permits||No false alarms during permit year||Renews automatically at no charge|
|Residential Permits||Two or fewer false alarms during permit year||Renews automatically at no charge|
|Business Permits||Any false alarm dispatch||$52 per false alarm|
|Residential||Three to five false alarm dispatches||$52 per false alarm, $156 per permit year|
Revoked Alarm Permit
An alarm permit will be revoked if the alarm renewal fee is not received within the allotted time.
Suspended Alarm Permit
Business Permit holders that exceed six false alarms during the permit year will be required to attend a False Alarm Class.
Residential Permit holders that exceed six false alarms during the permit year will be required to attend a False Alarm Class.
If the permit holder does not attend the False Alarm Class in a specified time frame, the alarm permit will be suspended until the class is attended.