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Welcome to the Tempe Police Department Alarm Unit.

Pursuant to City of Tempe Alarm Ordinance Section 22-76 all alarm users must obtain an alarm permit from the Tempe Police Department.  If you need an Alarm User Permit Registration Form (PDF) or if you have any questions about the City of Tempe Alarm Ordinance (PDF), please contact the Tempe Police Department Alarm Unit at 480-350-8778. You can also email us at  Please provide your permit number in the subject line of your email.

Do you have questions regarding your alarm registration and account?  Please visit our FAQ page!



Alarm means any mechanical or electrical device, system or service which is used to detect unauthorized entry into buildings or onto premises, or warn or alert others of an emergency or fire or of the commission of an unlawful act within the buildings or on the premises, to which the city is expected to respond;

Alarm user means any person who leases, rents, purchases or uses any alarm whether or not the alarm is monitored by an alarm business or person other than the user;

False alarm means the giving, signaling or transmission to the city, by telephone, word or otherwise, that an emergency, unauthorized entry, unlawful act, fire or other emergency exists when such fire, entry, act or emergency does not in fact exist.

False Alarm Fine Schedule (PDF)

An alarm user who receives a notice of false alarm activation(s) and believes that notice of false alarm activation(s) was improperly assessed may appeal the assessment(s) in writing within 15 days of receiving a notice of false alarm activation to the Tempe Police Department Alarm Unit.  Please complete and submit a False Alarm Appeal Form (PDF) along with the required documentation.


Manage your Alarm Permit online!

Did you know you can complete your annual renewal, make payments and update your permit online?  If you are a current registered alarm user, click here to sign in to your permit account online. 

Please note: If you have an alarm user permit number but have not yet accessed your account online please contact the Alarm Unit via email for instructions accessing your account online.

The Alarm Unit is not set up to accept payment over the phone.

The City of Tempe Police Department does not endorse any alarm companies and cannot provide alarm company recommendations. 

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