Town Clerk

Alarm Permit

A person or entity that occupies premises upon which an alarm system is installed or operated shall obtain a permit for each alarm system by submitting an application for an alarm permit to the Town Clerk.

Permit Details

  • The Alarm permit application should be submitted within 45 days of the initial installation of the alarm system.
  • There is an application fee of $25.00 for the permit. No fee shall be required for a permit application for which a medical alert system is the only alarm installed in the dwelling unit or premise.
  • The permit shall be valid for a period of two years from the date of its issuance, and a renewal application shall be required on a biannual basis.
  • It shall be the responsibility of the permit holder to submit a renewal application prior to the expiration date of the existing permit.
  • An alarm permit is not transferable to another person or location. All permits shall be deemed terminated upon the sale or transfer of possession of the affected premises to a new owner or occupant.
  • The permit holder shall notify the Town Clerk of any change to the information provided in their application for an alarm permit within 30 days of such change.
  • Upon written request addressed to the Town Clerk, the permit fee shall be waived for any person over the age of 62 who occupies premises upon which an alarm system is installed or operated, provided that the intended alarm system shall be residential and not used in connection with any commercial or business purpose.
  • Commercial establishments with fire alarm systems shall be required to submit an inspection report to the compliance engine utilized by the Town. The inspection report must be completed by a third-party alarm company approved by the Town of Colonie. A list of approved alarm companies may be obtained from the Department of Fire Services.
  • The application for an alarm permit shall be made on the form prescribed by the Town Clerk and shall provide at least the following information:
    • (1) The name, address and home and cell phone number of the intended permit holder;
    • (2) The address of the premises upon which the alarm system is located;
    • (3) The address to which notices will be sent, if different from the alarm location;
    • (4) The name, home and cell phone number of three local persons who may be contacted, at any time of the day or night, who are authorized by the person who owns or leases the premises upon which an alarm system is installed or operated to enter the premises, ascertain the status thereof, and if the person determines such premises are safe and secure, deactivate or silence the alarm.

Complete the Alarm Permit Application and submit it to the Town Clerk's office.


Memorial Town Hall
First Floor
534 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110