we moved recently into a first house and its been exciting but also stressful and we have learnt so much about being homeowners! One of the things we found out is that to have a security system we need to pay for an alarm permit yearly. it isnt expensive but it just came as a surprise to me. The alarm permit application requires that we list a minimum of 2 people who live within 30 miles, and have our home keys and know our alarm code! But we are new to this state and new to this area, so I find it kinda bizarre.

Is this normal everywhere else