The City of Huntsville Ordinance 21-984 requires the registration of security alarm systems within Huntsville city limits. Alarm systems may be registered by the alarm company at the time of installation, but residential and commercial alarm system owners should contact the Public Safety Alarms Office to confirm registration status. Unregistered alarm systems are subject to a $100 fine in addition to assessed penalties for unexcused false alarm activations.

Read a Summary of the Alarm Ordinance and follow the instructions below for residential and commercial security alarm systems.


RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL REGISTRATION 

Alarm users may register existing permits or apply for a new permit and submit payment online. 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 Within 30 Days of Anniversary Date Renewal 30 Days or More After Anniversary Date
Residential $25 $25 $50
Small Commercial
(buildings less than 10,000 square feet)
$35 $35 $70
Large or Commercial
(buildings more than 10,000 square feet)
$50 $50 $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Alarm Registration Portal is ONLY for Residential and Commercial alarm users.

ONLINE ALARM REGISTRATION PORTAL

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

The number printed on an alarm permit decal is renewable from year to year. When you renew your alarm permit, the permit number will automatically be renewed. If the decal is in good condition, a replacement is unnecessary. If the alarm permit decal is no longer posted or the condition has deteriorated, contact the Public Safety Alarms Office to request a replacement.


ALARM COMPANY REGISTRATION 

Alarm businesses providing installation, servicing or monitoring services shall maintain all licenses as required by city, state and federal law. Click here for more information.


OFFICE HOURS

Registration and renewals can be completed Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Alarms Office at 815 Wheeler Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801.

The Public Safety Alarms Office is closed on all municipal holidays


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Contact
  • Phone:

    256-427-5621

  • Address:

    Huntsville Police Department - Public Safety Alarms Office

    815 Wheeler Avenue NW,

    Huntsville, AL 35801

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  • Email:

    HPDAlarms@HuntsvilleAL.gov

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mailing Address

PO Box 2085
Huntsville, AL 35804

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