Fire and Security (Burglar) Alarms

Fire Alarm Systems

The installation of monitored smoke alarms, or those that transmit signal(s) off-premise to a central station, are to be installed after first obtaining a Residential Fire Alarm Installation Permit (PDF).

  • For questions related to the installation smoke alarms, contact the Code Compliance Department. Only licensed fire alarm contractors with valid Manheim Township Fire Alarm Company license can install monitored fire alarm systems. Our office can provide you with an updated listing of licensed fire alarm contractors.
  • Electrical Permit Required: An over-the-counter Electrical Permit (PDF) is required when 110-volt hard wired smoke alarm(s) are installed. All new wiring and circuit(s) are subject to field inspection and approval by Manheim Township upon completion of the electrical work.

Security/Burglar Alarm Systems

The installation of a security/burglar alarm system is permitted and handled by the Manheim Township Police Department.

  • For information regarding permitting for the installation of a security/burglar alarm system in your home or business, contact the Police Department at 1825 Municipal Drive, or call 717-569-6401.