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Alarm permit application

The City of Portland requires both residents and business owners with alarm systems to maintain an annual permit with the city.

This application should take 15-30 minutes to complete.

Complete the application and choose the correct fee

Permits are free to seniors aged 62 or older, provided they live at the same address 12 months per year and provide the City a copy of their Oregon driver's license or other state identification.

To pay online for an existing permit, please visit our online payment page for alarms

Otherwise, use the appropriate form below. Residential permits are $25; commercial permits $125. You may email the form, send it by postal mail, or fax it.  


Portland Police Bureau Alarms Unit

Mailing address

PO Box 1867
Portland, OR 97207-1867