The Alarm Administration Unit is committed to improving public safety through advocating for the reduction of false alarms by administering the Alarm Ordinance, providing educational resources and community outreach initiatives and facilitating the establishment of partnerships between law enforcement, the alarm industry and the citizens of Austin.
The Alarm Administration Unit strives to eliminate false alarms by supporting false alarm prevention initiatives and educating the public on the negative impact false alarms have on public safety resources.
City of Austin Alarm Permit Fees
|Type of Permit||FY2020||Term|
|Residential (New or Renewal)||$50||12 Months|
|Business (New or Renewal)||$110||12 Months|
City of Austin False Alarm Fees
|Type of Call||Number allowed at no charge in consecutive 12 month periods||$50 Each||$75 Each||$100 Each|
|Burglary||3||4-5||6-7||8 or more|
|Robbery Panic||2||-||-||3 or more|