Alarm Business

An Alarm Business is defined as any business which engages in the activity of altering, installing, leasing, maintaining, repairing, replacing, selling, servicing, or responding to a burglar alarm system, or which causes any of these activities to take place.  An Alarm Business must apply for an Alarm Business License prior to commencement of any such operation.


  1. Review the Alarm Businesses and Users chapter of the Marion City Code
  2. Complete application
  3. Submit application with appropriate fee and any required documentation (listed on the application) to the Finance/City Clerk’s Office at 1225 6th Avenue, Marion, IA 52302
  4. Once your application has been submitted, we will forward your application to the appropriate departments for approval. This process can take two to six weeks.
  5. Upon approval, a license will be mailed to you at the mailing address listed on your application.





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