The City of Huntsville encourages residential and commercial alarm users, and alarm businesses (sales, installation, customer service and/or monitoring) to maintain operational reliability, understand proper uses of alarm systems, and limit unnecessary police response to false alarms.
If your alarm activates with no evidence of criminal or attempted criminal activity, you will be asked to complete this Alarm Activation Follow-up Report.
The City’s Alarm Ordinance governs burglary, robbery, panic and duress alarm systems, requires permits, establishes fees, provides for penalties and violations, establishes a system of administration, and encourages proper use thereof.
Alarm users must register their systems with HPD. Annual renewals are required.
Professionally installed alarm systems are registered by the alarm company at the time of installation. The registered alarm user is responsible for renewals. Permits are valid for 12 months from the date of registration/renewal. Per Ordinance 98-701, expired permits are subject to a $50 fine and $50 per unexcused false alarm while the system remains unregistered and/or expired.
Mail completed form and payment to:
HPD Alarm Management Unit
P.O. Drawer 2085
Huntsville, AL 35804
Police Alarm Management Unit
Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Alarm Annual Registration Fees (New or Renewal)
Business (Less than 10,000 SF) $10
Business (More than 10,000 SF) $20
ALARM COMPANY LICENSES
Alarm Companies (sellers and/or installers) must register with the Huntsville Police Department Alarm Management Unit annually, prior to applying for the City of Huntsville Privilege License. See Huntsville Police Department company registration forms for complete information.