Alarm Permits

In accordance with Helena City Ordinance 5-11-7, any business or residence within Helena City limits that is monitored by an alarm company must obtain an Alarm Permit through the Helena Police Department. This is to ensure that in the case of an alarm activation, responding officers are able to reach the correct point of contact without delay, and also to make certain billing for false alarms is done without incident.  Billing for false alarm activations are mailed with your water bill from the City of Helena.

To obtain an Alarm Permit, either come to the Law Enforcement Center to obtain application materials, or complete the application located below.  Return the completed application, along with the $50.00 alarm permit fee in person, or mail to:

Support Services Division
Alarm Permitting
406 Fuller Avenue
Helena MT 59601

Alarm permits are valid for five years. With your permit, you will receive:

  • Two window stickers to display on your home or business
  • A certificate of approval
  •  A copy of your original application
  • An alarm permit packet, containing information you need to know about permits
  • A receipt of payment

Alarm Permit Applications are available online or at the Law & Justice Center.  Any questions about alarm permitting, you can contact Support Services at (406) 447-8469.