Get and manage alarm permits for security systems

Protect your home with a security alarm and a valid security alarm permit

If you have an alarm system or security system for your home or business, you must have an alarm permit and renew it annually.

Alarm permits are non-transferable and attached to the location and permit holder. A permit cannot be transferred to a new address or business owner.

With an invalid pemit:

  • Vancouver Police may not attend your property if your alarm is triggered
  • Your alarm company will not provide any service to your property

Car alarms do not require a permit.

Manage your security alarm permit

Apply for an alarm permit

Apply for a new alarm permit for your home or business.

Update your alarm permit information

Learn how to update your mailing address, keyholder information, and alarm company on your security alarm permit.

Renew your alarm permit

Renew your alarm permit for your home or business online. You will need your permit and account numbers from the Permit Renewal Notice mailed to you to renew your permit online.

Reinstate your suspended alarm permit

Too many false alarms? Apply to reinstate, or appeal, your suspended alarm permit for your home or business.

Cancel your alarm permit

Cancel your alarm permit for your home or business. You can cancel it by phone, email, mail, or in person.

Avoid too many false alarms

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False security alarms

A false security alarm is when an alarm is set off unnecessarily. If you regularly have a false alarm, contact your alarm company and ensure that your keyholder reference list is up to date and entered on their database, and have your system inspected once a year.

Alarm Permit Office

Location
Revenue Services
Ground Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Avenue 

Mailing address
Alarm Permit
PO Box 7878
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2

alarm.permit@vancouver.ca

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