Newcastle Ordinance #2004-286 requires alarm monitoring companies to have a City Business License and an Alarm System Operator’s License to conduct business in Newcastle. Newcastle Business Licenses are issued by the State of Washington as an addendum to a Master Business License. City staff issue Alarm System Operator's Licenses. Download an application for an Alarm System Operator's License here.
Monitoring companies must register and pay an annual fee for each alarm system they monitor in the City of Newcastle. Homeowners do not register their alarms, only the monitoring companies need to register.
Fines for police responses to false alarms will also be assessed to the monitoring companies.
A Newcastle addendum to your company's State of Washington Master Business License must be obtained prior to issuance of an Alarm System Operator's License. Submit a completed application along with a listing of monitored devices located in the City and applicable fees to City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, Newcastle WA 98056. Cash or credit payment options are available if applying in person.