Alarm Business License Chapter 720

Any business or person who performs work with alarm systems must obtain an Alarm Business License. By definition, "business of any person who sells, leases, maintains, services, repairs, alters, replaces, moves, or installs any alarm system or causes the same to be sold, leased, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, moved, or installed in or on any building, structure, facility, or premises."

A person desiring a license must submit an Application for License to Operate Alarm Business to the Licensing Division along with a $100.00 annual fee and all attachments as described in the application.

Instructions For Application For License to Operate an Alarm Business

(New Applicants Only)

The application requests the correct legal name of the owner, i.e., Sole Ownership, Partnership, or a Corporation. (If applicant is a Corporation, a copy of the State Certificate of Incorporation, a copy of the Articles of Incorporation, and all amendments to the original Articles of Incorporation will be required.) The DBA, address of business, phone number, and mailing address will also need to be supplied.

If the applicant is a Corporation, corporate officers' names and titles will need to be listed. If applicant is a Partnership, the names and addresses of all of the partners will need to be listed. If the applicant is a Sole Owner, his or her name and address will need to be listed.

Also required:

  • A list of all offices of the Alarm Business located in St. Louis County.
  • The full name and address, birth dates, sex, race, and social security number of any employee (installer, clerical, secretarial, etc.) agent, corporate officers, partner, or business associate whose position in the Alarm Business gives him or her access to information regarding the installation and use of the alarm systems for alarm users.
  • Copies of specifications on all alarm systems handled by the applicant along with instructions provided to the alarm users and a statement of repair and maintenance service to be made available to applicant's customers.

The application must be signed by the owner, all partners, or an officer of the corporation and must be notarized. A fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) made payable to St. Louis County Department of Revenue must accompany the return of the application for License to Operate an Alarm Business.

Upon the filing a of license application, an investigation will be conducted to determine that all requirements as set forth in Section 720.050(4) are satisfied before approving the issuance of a license.

(Renewal Process)

Alarm Business Licenses must be renewed annually. A renewal application will be mailed to each applicant of record for completion. The application requests the correct legal name of the owner, i.e., Sole Ownership, Partnership, or a Corporation). The DBA, address of business, phone number, and mailing address will also need to be supplied.

If the applicant is a Corporation, corporate officers' names and titles will need to be listed. If applicant is a Partnership, the names and addresses of all of the partners will need to be listed. If the applicant is a Sole Owner, his or her name and address will need to be listed.

Also required:

  • A list of all offices of the Alarm Business located in St. Louis County.
  • The full name and address, birth dates, sex, race, and social security number of any employee (installer, clerical, secretarial, etc.) agent, corporate officers, partner, or business associate whose position in the Alarm Business gives him or her access to information regarding the installation and use of the alarm systems for alarm users.

The application must be signed by the owner, all partners, or an officer of the corporation and must be notarized. A fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) made payable to St. Louis County Department of Revenue must accompany the return of the application for License to Operate an Alarm Business.

Upon the filing a of license application, an investigation will be conducted to determine that all requirements as set forth in Section 720.050(4) are satisfied before approving the issuance of a license.

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