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How can I obtain a permit for a burglary, fire, or multi-purpose alarm?

To obtain a permit for a burglary, fire, or multi-purpose alarm system, you must complete the Alarm Permit Application and mail the entire form, with a check or money order payable to “Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh”, to

Department of Finance
Alarm Permit Section
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The fees for the alarm permits:

  • Burglar Alarm System
    • Residential Permit Fee: $25.00
    • Commercial Permit Fee: $75.00
  • Fire Alarm System
    • Residential Permit Fee: $50.00
    • Commercial Permit Fee: $100.00
  • Multi-Purpose System
    • Residential Permit Fee: $50.00
    • Commercial Permit Fee: $100.00

Can I pay with cash or credit card?

  • Only check or money order are accepted.
Updated 9/29/2017 9:00 AM
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