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Burglar Alarm Permits
All burglar alarms in the Township, including both commercial or residential alarms, require a permit per Cheltenham Township Code 1846-95. An application for an alarm permit may be obtained either in person at the Township Accounting Office, located in the Township Administration Building, or off the Township website from the Document Center under "Police."  Completed applications along with the appropriate fee should be forwarded to:

Cheltenham Township


8230 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027-1587


Per Resolution 35-11, the burglar alarm permit fees are as follows:

  • Fee for application for new alarm system: $50
  • Fee for yearly renewal of user's alarm permit: $25
      - fee for users age 65 or older: $20
  • Late charge fee for activating a new alarm system before obtaining a new alarm permit: $35
  • Late charge fee for failing to obtain a yearly the renewal alarm permit in prior years: $35 per year
  • Late charge fee for failing to pay the renewal alarm permit within 60 days of being invoiced by the Township of Cheltenham in the current year: $35
  • Restoration fee for an alarm user whose permit was revoked: $600

If you have any questions about burglar alarm permits, please contact the Police Department at 215-885-1600. 

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