The City of Austin requires an alarm permit for each residence or business that operates an alarm system. Alarm System permits are issued on a yearly basis through the Austin Police Department.
Alarm Permit Fees:
The 1st three false alarms within 12 month continuous period are free.
4-5 false alarms the fee is $50.00 each call
6-7 false alarms the fee is $75.00 each call
8 + false alarms the fee is $100.00 each call
The 1st two false alarms within 12 month continuous period are free.
3 + false alarms the fee is $100.00 each call
The late penalty payment fee is $5.00 each month
If the Alarm site is not permitted, a $200 fee will be charged for each response to an alarm.
Travis and surrounding counties along with other municipalities may also have similar ordinances in place.
Alarm Permit Application: