Orem City ordinance, Article 9-4, requires that all home and business alarm systems in the city have a permit. Permits are issued free of charge by the Orem Police Department, and fees associated with the ordinance are imposed to the home or business owner beginning with the fourth (4th) false alarm reported to the department within a calendar year. The fee schedule is as follows:

  • First three false alarms – No charge
  • Fourth false alarm – $100.00
  • Fifth false alarm – $150.00
  • Sixth through ninth false alarms – $200.00
  • Tenth and all subsequent false alarms – $300.00

Alarm owner responsibilities are to

(1) complete an Alarm Permit Application Form,

(2) post the permit stickers when they are received on or near the alarm control board and near the front door,

(3) provide the department with names of 3 responsible key holders living close to the alarm site who can respond to the home or business within 30 minutes when requested, and

(4) to keep the department advised of changes in information regarding the alarm system, responsible parties, etc.

The ordinance also stipulates that a single false alarm response by the department will be counted and billed as two (2) false alarm responses if:

  1. No responsible person responds when requested by the department.
  2. It takes a responsible person longer than 30 minutes to arrive.
  3. Not responsible person could be located to respond by the alarm company.
  4. A request for a visual check only of the premise is made by either the responsible party or the alarm monitoring company.

Notification of alarms at unregistered homes and businesses will still be answered by the department and billed beginning with the 4th false alarm. The ordinance does provide for misdemeanor prosecution of any person or business operating an alarm system in the city without a valid permit.

If you have questions, please call 801-229-7209. The permit application is available online and is the preferred method but if you would like to come in person, visit the Orem Police Department, Mon-Fri, between 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. The Orem Police Department is located at 95 East Center Street, Orem, Utah 84057.