The City of Austin has adopted laws regulating the operation of alarm systems. The City of Austin requires an alarm permit for each residence or business that operates an alarm system in the City Limits of the City of Austin. The Austin Police Department enforces and administers the Alarm Permit Ordinance.
Click here to apply for a City of Austin alarm permit or access your online account.
Click on the link below to download and mail in an application:
Alarm Permit application (PDF)
City of Austin Alarm Permit Fees
|Type of Permit
|Residential (New or Renewal)
|Business (New or Renewal
City of Austin False Alarm Fees
|Type of Call
||Number allowed at no charge in consecutive 12 month periods
||8 or more
||3 or more