Do I need a permit to install a fire alarm, and/or burglary, panic or robbery alarm system in my home or business?

Yes, a Residential Fire Alarm Permit (PDF) is required by the Code Compliance Department for the installation or modification of a fire alarm system, either hard-wired or remote, 12 or 24 volt. If the system is a monitored system, then the fire alarm contractor must be registered with Manheim Township. For more information regarding fire alarms, contact the Code Compliance Department at 717-569-6406 ext. 6 or Code Compliance

The Manheim Township Police Department requires an alarm (security) permit for all properties using a burglary, panic or robbery alarm system. This permit is valid for up to three years. For information regarding permitting for the installation of a burglary alarm system in your home or business, contact the Police Department at 1825 Municipal Drive, or call 717-569-6401 or email to

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1. What is a building permit?
2. When is a residential building permit required?
3. Is a permit required for a roof replacement?
4. How do I apply for a building permit?
5. Do I need a permit to replace my water heater, furnace, heat pump and/or boiler, etc.?
6. What is a Certificate of Use and Occupancy?
7. How can I obtain a copy of a valid certificate of use and occupancy for my residential property?
8. Is the burning of refuse, leaves and trimmings permitted in Manheim Township?
9. Are recreational fires permitted in Manheim Township?
10. Do I need a permit to install a fire alarm, and/or burglary, panic or robbery alarm system in my home or business?
11. How do I hire a reputable contractor for my construction project and must my contractor be licensed?
12. Do you have any information on decks and deck safety?
13. What is a radon control system and how do they work?
14. Where can I find information on housing assistance for owners, landlords or developers?
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16. Who are the third-party, non-residential, electrical inspectors contracted by the Township?
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18. What are the regulations for posting an "issue sign" (i.e. political signs)?
19. Does the Township require an inspection of a property before the property is sold or title transferred?
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