Security Alarm System Permits

In 2020, the Aspen Police Department responded to 1,055 security alarm system activations. A majority of these calls were for false alarms. Responding to false alarms costs both you and the community. Please help the Aspen Police Department provide the best response by registering your security alarm system.

Register Your Alarm System and/or Make a Payment

To register your security alarm system and/or to pay your false alarm invoice, click the corresponding button below. 

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Download our step-by-step instructions for submitting payment online.

Emergency Alarm System Permitting Information

Title 10 of the City of Aspen Municipal Code regulates the operation of security alarm systems within the city limits of Aspen. This ordinance states that “every alarm user shall obtain an alarm user’s permit for each separate emergency alarm system”. Automatic dialers programmed to directly notify the Aspen Police Department are also regulated by this ordinance and prohibited.

All security alarm systems within the city limits must be permitted through the Aspen Police Department annually. The alarm user is ultimately responsible for notifying the Aspen Police Department of the installation of a security alarm system, changes of address, emergency contacts, canceled service, and billing information. If you have sold the property, the alarm permit cannot be transferred to the new owner. 

The Aspen Police Department will only respond to permitted alarms within Aspen city limits. 

Please note that we will charge for false alarms. If you have defective equipment and need to have it repaired, please contact your service provider. Be sure you know how to properly use the security alarm system. Please keep your security alarm system running smoothly.

Any security alarm system which has four (4) or more false alarms within a permit year shall be subject to permit revocation, pursuant to Code 10.04.080. 

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