Per Portland City Code Chapter 2.5, the following policies are in effect with regard to burglar alarm permits:
Burglar alarm permits require a one-time registration fee of $45. There is no annual renewal fee and the permit stays in place as long as the alarm system is in use at the same address.
If a change in the permit occurs, the user will be required to pay a $25 change fee.
Upon transfer of ownership of the property, a new application is required with a one-time registration fee of $45.
Please submitted the completed permit form with a check payable to the City of Portland to: Portland Police Department, Burglar Alarm Registrations, 109 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
False alarm calls will be billed on the following schedule with a billing cycle corresponding to the calendar year:
1st alarm: No Charge
2nd, 3rd, and 4th alarms: $100 each
5th and 6th alarm: $150 each
7th and subsequent alarms: $200 each