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Calgary Police Service Alarm Permits

The Calgary Police Service issues alarm permits to residential and commercial premises and is responsible for issuing false alarm penalty notices and collecting associated penalties. Please see The City of Calgary’s  Alarm Services Bylaw (31M95) for more information.

A phased-in approach to revise the current Alarm Bylaw and how and when officers respond to alarm calls was recently approved. For more information, please read Information for CPS Permit Holders.

Permit Registration Requirements

** Note:  The permit registration and/or renewal fee is the responsibility of the premises owner and Calgary Police Service will NOT accept payments for registration or renewal payments from alarm agencies.

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

  • $15 residential
  • $20 commercial (including financial, school, show home)

Obtaining an alarm permit

To obtain your Alarm Permit, please complete the Alarm Permit Application and return to Calgary Police Service via any method indicated below (Submitting your application or renewal).

Renewing an alarm permit

Existing permit holders will receive an alarm permit renewal notice annually in the mail prior to the month their original permit was first issued. In order to ensure the Calgary Police Service has the most up-to-date information, please cross out any incorrect detail/s on the notice and write in the correct information or fill in missing detail/s. For commercial/financial/school premises please ensure a contact name and email address is noted as well as what business hours of operation are for each day of the week.

**Important: Keyholder information is mandatory. Unless you utilize a guard service, the Calgary Police Service requires a minimum of two keyholders on file. Keyholder responsibilities are listed in the Alarm Services Bylaw 31M95, Section 25.11 (Notice of Contact Persons).

Submitting your application or renewal

Once your permit or renewal has been completed, please submit the paperwork, along with the applicable registration/renewal fee, in one of the following ways:

Mail cheque or money order via Canada Post to:

Calgary Police Service
Alarm Bylaw Unit #609
5111 47 St. N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T3J 3R2

Drop off and make payment at:

Westwinds building (5111 – 47 St NE)
• Cash, debit/credit, cheque or money order accepted
• Open Monday to Friday (excl. statutory holidays) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Any Calgary Police district office
• Debit/credit, cheque or money order accepted
• See website link for locations and hours of operation

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 or by email at alarmbylaw@calgarypolice.ca.