Alarm Licenses

Alarm Keypad

Residence & Business Security Systems

The City of Kennewick requires an alarm license for all security systems in businesses or residences. Alarm licenses are renewed annually in January and there is no charge for the renewal if it is returned to the Police Department by March 1st of each year.

2018 Alarm License Renewals
2018 Alarm License renewals are delayed this year.  We are transitioning to a new alarm management system which will be completed by mid February.  At that time renewal notices will be sent.  We will extend the return date for 2018 once the exact date the renewals are sent out is determined.  The new system will allow you to complete most any transactions from new license, alarm violations, updates and renewals on-line.

Thank you for  your patience.  We believe the delay will be worth the wait. 


Alarm licenses are to be obtained prior to the alarm being installed and are to be obtained by the company installing the security system. If this is an owner-installed system you may obtain the license yourself. Initial Alarm licenses are $40. 

Alarm Company Employees

Employees of any company selling, installing or providing maintenance on security systems are also required to be licensed if working within the City of Kennewick. The application fee is $125 for a two year license. You can download an application by clicking on the Alarm License Application located on this page under "Online Forms."

For more information on security system licensing, contact the Crime Prevention office at 509-582-1351.