The City of Huntsville Ordinance 98-701 requires Alarm Users and Alarm Businesses to register. Professionally installed alarm systems may be registered by the alarm company at the time of installation; however, residential and commercial alarm system users should contact the Public Safety Alarms Office to confirm registration status. Unregistered alarm systems are subject to a $50 fine and $50 per unexcused false alarm while the system remains unregistered.

Read a Summary of the Alarm Ordinance and follow the instructions below for residential, business, and alarm installation and monitoring companies.


Register existing permits or apply for a new permit and submit an online payment. If you are unable to register online, call (256) 427-5621 for more details. Residents and businesses are encouraged to verify that the address is within Huntsville city limits before proceeding to register for an alarm permit. To update your contact information or monitoring company, fill out the Alarm Information Modification form.

Alarm Permit Fees

Permit Type New Registration Renewal
Residence and Commercial Buildings less than 10,000 SF $10 $10
Commercial Buildings 10,000 SF and over $20 $20

Online Alarm Registration Portal is ONLY for Residential and Commercial alarm users and NOT Installation or Monitoring companies.


Once the registration/renewal process is completed, a registration decal will be mailed to the registered party and should be placed in a highly visible location on/near the main entrance of the building.


If your company installs, services, or monitors alarm systems within Huntsville city limits please complete the Alarm Company Registration Form and submit the form online with a copy of your Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure (AESBL) License. Companies offering installation or servicing must also provide an ID Card for each technician performing service within Huntsville city limits. If you are unable to register online, call (256) 427-5621 for more details.”


In office renewals may be completed Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Huntsville Police Department at 815 Wheeler Ave, Huntsville 35801.

The Public Safety Alarms Office is closed for all Municipal holidays.

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    Huntsville Police Department - Public Safety Alarms Office

    815 Wheeler Avenue NW,

    Huntsville, AL 35801

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    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mailing Address

PO Box 2085
Huntsville, AL 35804

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