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Security and alarm permits and bylaws

​The Calgary Police Services issues Alarm Permits to residential and commercial premises, and we are also responsible for issuing Alarm Penalty Notices and collecting associated penalties. Please see The City of Calgary’s Alarm Services Bylaw (31M95) for more information.

The Calgary Police Service recently approved a phased-in approach to revise the current Alarm Bylaw and how and when officers respond to alarm calls. For more information, please see Information for CPS Permit Holders.

Obtaining an alarm permit

To obtain your Alarm Permit, please complete the Alarm Permit Application.

 As of January 1, 2017, a yearly permit registration fee has been implemented.  Permit registration fees are:

  • $15 residential 
  • $20 commercial

Once your permit has been completed, please mail it, along with the applicable registration fee, to the address below or visit our office in person. You can drop your application off at any Calgary Police district office marked "Attention Alarm Bylaw, mail code #609".

Calgary Police Service
Alarm Bylaw Unit #609
5111 47 St. N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T3J 3R2
Open Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 8 a.m. to - 4 p.m.

False alarm penalty notices

The Calgary Police Service is responsible for processing false alarm penalties associated with false alarms.  Alarm calls where the Calgary Police Service has attended are reviewed daily and a false alarm penalty notice is sent to the alarm agency for any false alarms. See paying your false alarm penalty for more information.

Additional information

The Alarm Bylaw Unit can be reached at 403-428-8336, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays. You may also email the Alarm Bylaw Unit at ​