Renew an alarm permit

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Renew online

Step 1.Renew an application

Permits can be renewed up to 30 days in advance by paying the $25 renewal fee before the expiration date.

Any administrative or court fines, assessments, or fees owed to the City and County of Denver must be paid at the time of renewal and will be added to the invoice before renewing. 

Search for your permit number below. Once validated, you will be taken to the payment portal to pay fees that are due. 

Permits that are not within 30 days of expiration will not populate below. 

Step 2.Permit issuance

Once approved, the applicant is emailed a renewed copy of the alarm permit.

The permit holder should read "Once you have your permit" and "Alarm penalties" below and follow the requirements.

Requirement to keep contact information up to date

Email alarms@denvergov.org to notify the Department of any contact information changes. These updates must be submitted within 72 hours of the change. 

Requirement to renew annually

Alarm permits are valid for one year from the date of issue. Renewal notices will be sent to the permit holder 30 days before the expiration date.

Permits renewed after expiration will keep the same permit number but with a new issue and expiration date based on the date of processing.

  • A permit holder will be fined $50 whenever a panic or hold-up alarm is activated for a false alarm.
  • Permit holders have 30 days from the date of false alarm notice to file an appeal. 
  • If a location has five false alarms that are upheld on appeal, the Alarms Division notifies the Denver Police Department to put it into "general response" status. "General response" means no officers will be dispatched, but a general call will be broadcast. An officer will respond if they are in the area and available.

Request cancellations by emailing alarms@denvergov.org if you change locations, move or no longer have an alarm system.

There are no refunds for any cancellation.