Alarm Permits

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City of Carmel Code Section 4-72 requires any audible, mechanical or electrical signal from a home or business detection system within the city limits to be registered with the Carmel Police Department. Visit to view the ordinance.

For additional information, email or call the Records Division at 317-571-2520.

Permits are assigned to the address, are transferable to a new homeowner or business owner at that address and a one-time fee of $10.00 is collected.
If you are in a home with previous owners, call the Records Division at 317-571-2520 to see if a permit for that address has already been issued.
If your residence already has a permit and you need to update information on file or request a new permit sticker, you can submit an application or email changes to
If you have received a citation for no alarm permit and you obtain an alarm permit within 10 days, the citation fines may be waived.

For new permits or updates to current permit information, including alarm company, contact names, phone numbers, etc., fill out the Alarm Permit Application. Once you have submitted your application, you will be notified via email on next steps.

Displaying the Permit

Place the permit on the inside of the building near an entrance.
The permit should be visible to approaching emergency response personnel.
Apply the permit, which is sticky on the printed side, to a glass surface, e.g., the glass in the door or a window nearby.
If you have a dark color window covering or door, please place a white covering on the backside of the permit sticker so the permit number is visible from the outside.