Residential & Commercial Alarm Permits

In accordance with Lancaster Ordinance #2007-02-05, Chapter 4, if you have an alarm system in the City of Lancaster, it must be registered with the city beginning April 1, 2007. It is the alarm owner’s responsibility to prevent false alarms and to ensure that all users of the system are trained in the use of the system. Additionally, it is the alarm owner’s responsibility to notify the City of Lancaster of any changes to their alarm services or address.


Registration is $50 annually for residential permits, and $100 annually for commercial permits. For seniors (65) or older, $0, for residential permits only. Seniors will be required to register annually but are exempt from registration fees, (To qualify for the exemption, the permit holder must be listed as the property owner or lessee and must have the alarm contract in their name.)

Peddler Permits

Before the City of Lancaster issues a Peddler's Permit, the Police Department shall perform an investigation of the elements of the application. Once the Police Department's investigation is completed, the requester will be notified by phone of the approval or denial of the permit application. The issuance of this permit is not an endorsement by the City of Lancaster or any of its officers or employees.


A $25 (30-day) /$100 (One-year) application fee is due at submission of the application. The application fee is non-refundable, regardless of whether or not such permit is issued or denied.

More Information

Fore more information, contact 1-888-339-5538.