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Alarm User Registration Permit/Form

Chapter 103, Section 9 of the Troy City Code requires the registration of all alarm systems. The ordinance specifies:

Alarm systems shall be registered with the City within fourteen (14) days of being connected to an alarm monitoring service or audible signal.  Alarm providers shall advise alarm users with whom they do business that the alarm user must register the alarm system with the City.  The alarm user shall pay an annual registration fee for each alarm system at each separately addressed operating location in accordance with Chapter 60 of the Code.

Alarm Registration Form

EXCEPTION: Residential alarm users shall pay a single registration fee at each separately addressed operating location for a combination security, medical, and/or fire alarm system control panel.  All registrations are valid for one (1) year. Registrations shall be renewed with the City annually prior to the last business day of the anniversary month of the first alarm registration and shall be updated upon change of information or conditions. Individuals or businesses who have registered their alarms prior to December 1st, 2009, will continue to have an anniversary date of January 31st.  It is unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity to use, own or lease an alarm system, or to be in control of a premise wherein an alarm system is operated or maintained, without having registered the system as required in this Chapter.  Any alarm user whose alarm system is not registered with the City shall be assessed a fine in accordance with Chapter 60 of the Code. In addition, all alarm activations, including both valid and false alarm activations from security alarms or fire alarms as defined in this Chapter, shall also be assessed a fine, as set forth in Chapter 60 of the Code, when the alarm is not registered. (see Below)


Alarm Registration Fee (Chapter 103)


Renewal of Alarm Registration*


Alarm Shut-off Fee

Actual Costs**

Non-Registered Alarms – Alarm Activation:

Penalty/Registration Fee plus one of the following:


1st and 2nd alarm

$100.00 each

3rd thru 6th alarm

$200.00 each

7th or more alarm

$500.00 each

Registered Alarms – False Alarm Activation: 

1st and 2nd false alarm

No Charge

3rd thru 6th false alarm

$100.00 each

7th thru 10th false alarm

$200.00 each

11th or more false alarm

$500.00 each

*Annual renewal fee is due prior to the last business day of the month of the initial

Alarm Registration Anniversary.

**The City of Troy may charge a fee to cover the actual incremental costs, including labor, for each alarm response involving a manual shut-off of an alarm system.

***$50.00 fee includes a $25.00 penalty plus a $25.00 registration fee. The $25.00 penalty will be waived if within 30 days of the unregistered alarm notification, a completed Alarm Registration Form acceptable to the City of Troy, is submitted with the $25.00 registration fee.

Send it and the registration fee (do not send cash) to:

Troy Police Department
Crime Prevention Section
500 W. Big Beaver
Troy, Michigan 48084

The registration form and fee may also be submitted in person, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Treasurer's Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Section at 248.526.5119.

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