The Huntsville Police Alarm Unit was established
in 1996 with the goal of reducing the number of false alarms within the city
limits of Huntsville. In continuance with that vision, the primary
objective of the HPD Alarm Management Unit is to enforce City of Huntsville
Ordinance 98-701 under the command of the HPD Administrative Services
The purpose of City of Huntsville Ordinance 98-701 is to encourage 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. This 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.
REGISTER (SELF -INSTALLED) / RENEW ALARM PERMIT
Note: Professionally installed alarm systems are registered by the alarm company at the the time of instillation. Renewals are completed by the registered alarm user. Permits are valid for 12 months from 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.
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.