How Do I Register My Security Alarm System in Virginia?

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Security alarm systems are an important part of home and business safety, but they can also be a source of frustration if they are not registered with the appropriate authorities. In Virginia, security alarm systems can be registered with the local police department. This helps to ensure that the police, fire, and emergency can respond quickly to actual alarms and helps to reduce the number of false alarms.

It’s not only a great idea to register your security alarm system with your county in Virginia, in some cases you are required to do so by a local law. In most of the urban areas of Virginia, such as in the City of Richmond, residents are required to register their alarm systems due to official local alarm ordinances. Not sure if you’re required to register your alarm system in Virginia? Contact your local sheriff’s office or police department. We’ve included links to register your security alarm system in all of the counties of Virginia at the end of this blog.

Why Register Your Security Alarm System?

There are several reasons why you should register your security alarm system with the police:

  • Reduced response time: When your alarm system is registered, the police will be able to respond to your alarm more quickly. This is because they will have your contact information and the location of your home on file.
  • Reduced false alarms: Registering your alarm system can help to reduce the number of false alarms. This is because the police will be able to verify that an alarm is real before they respond.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your alarm system is registered can give you peace of mind. You can be sure that the police will be there to help you if you need them.


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How to Register Your Security Alarm System in Virginia

The process for registering your security alarm system will vary depending on the city or county in which you live. However, the general process is as follows:

  1. Contact your local police department. They will be able to provide you with the specific requirements for registering your alarm system.
  2. Complete the registration form. The registration form will typically ask for your name, address, phone number, and the name of your alarm company.
  3. Pay the registration fee. The registration fee will vary depending on the city or county in which you live.
  4. Submit the registration form and fee to the police department.

Additional Tips

  • Keep your contact information up to date. If you move or change your phone number, be sure to update your information with the police department.
  • Test your alarm system regularly. This will help to ensure that it is working properly.
  • Report false alarms to the police department. This will help them to identify patterns and reduce the number of false alarms.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your home security alarm or business security alarm system is properly registered and that you are getting the most out of your investment.

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Helpful Links to Register Your Security Alarm System in Virginia

If you don’t see your location below, contact your local sheriffs office for more information on how to register your security alarm system in Virginia.

Richmond City False Alarm Reduction Program

Henrico County Alarm Security System Registration
includes: Glen Allen, Short Pump

Chesterfield County Alarm Ordinance Permit and Payment System

Hanover County Alarm Ordinance
includes: Mechanicsville, Ashland, Glen Allen, Atlee

Powhatan Security and Fire Alarm Users Application and Emergency Information Form

Lousia County Alarm Registration Form

Goochland County

Petersburg Alarm Registration Form

Colonial Heights Alarm Permit Requirements

Charles City County

New Kent County

Williamsburg Alarms are required to be registered with the Police Department pursuant to City Ordinance Section 3.1-14.

Hopewell Forms, Applications & Permits

Charlottesville Sec. 20-35. – Registration of alarm system required

Fredericksburg alarm permit application

Spotsylvania Applying For a Permit​ ​

Caroline County

Loudoun County Alarm Registration
includes Leesburg

Arlington Alarm Registration Form

Norfolk Alarm System Permits

Fairfax – required to obtain a security alarm permit

Fairfax County False Alarm and Security Systems

Albemarle free registration for all county residents and businesses

Lynchburg City Alarm Ordinance – Each alarm system must be registered with the City and renewed annually.

Virginia Beach False Alarm Reduction Unit

Manassas Alarm Permit Application

Augusta Alarm Registration

Prince George Alarm Registration is required

Harrisonburg False Alarm Program

Suffolk Alarm Permit Program

Culpeper Permits, Applications, and Requirements

Sussex County Applications & Forms

Prince William False Alarm Reduction and Administration

Roanoke Alarm Registration Program

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Some of the areas we serve include:

Short Pump
New Kent
Glen Allen
Colonial Heights
Charles City

Livewire serves customers all throughout Central Virginia. If you don’t see your city or town listed here, please contact us to find out if we can accommodate your needs.

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