Forms & Permits


Private Fire Alarms

In accordance with the Mt. Lebanon Code, Section 502, Permits, it shall be unlawful for a property owner, lessee of property or a person otherwise occupying a premises within the Municipality to install a fire alarm system on the premises without first obtaining a permit from the fire department.  In order to obtain an Alarm System Operational Permit, an application for a permit and a fee of $35.00 must be submitted to the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department in accordance with the requirements of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.  The purpose of this permit is to ensure that emergency responders have current contact, key holder, and building information. Download an Alarm System Operational Permit.

Key Boxes

Where access to or within a structure or an area is restricted because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving or fire-fighting purposes, the fire code requires a key box to be installed in an approved location.  The key box must be a Knox Box® 3200 Series and contain keys to gain access as required by the fire code official.

The key box provides for non-destructive emergency access to the property  or non-emergency access to the property with the property owner’s permission.  Property owners are notified any time the key box is accessed.  Master keys located in each fire apparatus are secured in a Master Key Retention System that requires individual authorization codes to access the master key.  Order a Knox Box .