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Security Alarm Permit

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A security alarm permit is required if you have a security alarm that is audible and/or monitored to provide police response. The annual permit fee is $50 for a residence and $100 for a business permit. Call Special Collections Customer Service at (214) 670-3438 to obtain a permit application.

A permitted alarm site is allowed three free false burglar alarms in a twelve-month period. The 4th, 5th and 6th false burglar alarms are $50, 7th and 8th false burglar alarms are $75 while the 9th+ are $100 each. All Panic/Hold-up false alarms for a residence are $100. The 1st Business Panic/Hold-up false alarm is $100, 2nd is $200, 3rd is $300 while 4th+ are $400 each.

Fire/Medical Alarm Registration
The City of Dallas requires that Fire/Medical alarms be registered with the Dallas Fire Department after the first false Fire/Medical alarm is initiated at an alarm site. Registration Fee is $10. An alarm service fee is charged of $50 for resident and $100 for business for each false fire alarm notification in excess of one per month. A service fee of $100 is charged for each false medical alarm in excess of one per year. For information on registration and waiver of false alarm calls, contact the Dallas Fire Department at (214) 670-4514. For information on billing, contact the Special Collection Division at (214) 670-3438, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.