Alarm Registration

The City of Lenexa’s alarm ordinance requires that you obtain a permit if you have an alarm system on your residence or business. There is no charge to register your alarm system.

Your alarm system should be registered immediately upon installation. Each separate alarm system in use in each building, structure or facility must be registered. A non-registration fee will be assessed if the Police or Fire Department responds on an alarm and determines that the activated system was not registered.

Alarm permits are non-transferable and are required to be renewed at the beginning of each calendar year. If an alarm system is registered after the beginning of the calendar year, the registration shall be effective only for the remainder of that calendar year, and subject to annual renewals thereafter.

There are restrictions on the types of alarms allowed. See the Lenexa Alarm Ordinance for details.

How do I get an alarm permit?
Register your alarm system with the Lenexa False Alarm Reduction Program online or by telephone at 866.889.2362.

False alarms
If you have more than two false police alarms or two false fire alarms in a 12-month period, a false alarm fee will be assessed. This fee will increase for each additional false alarm in a 12-month period.

A false alarm is the activation of any type of unwanted alarm that is not caused by an emergency or true hazard and signals a police or fire response. See the Lenexa Alarm Ordinance for a full definition of a false alarm.

Automatic dialing devices
City ordinance prohibits the use of automatic dialing devices. These are electrically operated instruments that detect a forced or unauthorized entry and automatically initiate a recorded voice alarm or other signal to the Lenexa Police Department, indicating the need for an emergency response.

For more information on alarm systems for your residence or business, contact the Lenexa False Alarm Reduction program at 866.889.2362 or