The Baltimore City Code, Police Ordinances Article 19, Subtitle 8, requires an alarm system contractor, monitor, and user to register with the Police Commissioner annually. EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 26TH, 2012 there is no fee for users to register an alarm however, contractors and monitors must register and pay the appropriate fee.
Contractors and Monitors
A contractor is any person engaged in the business of installing, maintaining, altering, inspecting, administering, selling, or servicing alarm systems.
A monitor is any person engaged in the business of monitoring alarm systems for the purpose of reporting an alarm system’s activation to the Police Department.
Contractors and monitors must register and pay the appropriate fee ($50 per year) for each alarm system.
A user is: (i) The owner or lessee of any alarm system; (ii) The owner or lessee of any dwelling unit, place of business, or other premises that have been equipped with an alarm system; or (iii) Any other person that uses an alarm system.
There is no fee for users to register an alarm.