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Alarm Ordinance

Effective March 19, 2015, businesses and residences with alarm systems are required to register the alarm system with the York Police Department.

Every person or business with an alarm system shall obtain an alarm user’s permit from the York Police Department. Each person or business must provide to the York Police Department on a form provided by the Police Department the name, address and telephone number of the alarm user and of the alarm business, if any, with whom the alarm user has contracted for maintenance of the alarm system.

Each alarm user shall also provide the names, addresses, and the phone numbers of a minimum of two persons who can be contacted 24 hours a day and seven days a week to turn off or deactivate an alarm system. It shall be the obligation of the person or business to keep this information current and correct through supplementary notifications filed from time to time on the same form.

The issuance date of alarm permits shall be the actual date of issuance of said permit unless such alarm system has recorded a false alarm prior to obtaining a permit, then such date of issuance shall be the date of the first false alarm received; provided, however, that all such permits shall expire on September 30 of each year and shall be subject to renewal.

The following permit fees shall be paid with the permit application:

Single family dwelling $10.00 Non-single family dwelling $25.00

The Alarm User Permit Application can be found at this link.

The Alarm Ordinance can be found at this link.