Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

Permits, violations & licenses

Register a burglar alarm / Pay the annual fee

The City requires all burglar alarms to be registered and imposes a $50 annual registration fee. Download the registration form or call (215) 567-2605 to request a form be sent by mail.

Pay the fee online by credit card

You will need your registration number.
Access the City’s alarm payment site.

Register your alarm by fax

Fax the completed registration form to (215) 686-1578.

Register and pay the fee by mail

Send a $50 check or money order along with the completed registration form to:

Code Unit
P.O. Box 56318
Philadelphia, PA 19130-6318
Work Phone:

Register and pay the fee in person

Bring a completed registration form and a $50 check or money order to:

913 Filbert St.
(Cashier’s Window )
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Work Phone:

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Forms & instructions