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Alarm Management Unit


 

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 Division.
 

CITY OF HUNTSVILLE ORDINANCE 98-701

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.

1. Print and complete Electronic System Registration

2. Mail completed form along with payment to:
(payable to CITY OF HUNTSVILLE)
HPD ALARM MANAGEMENT UNIT
P.O. DRAWER 2085
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35804

Type of PermitAmountTerm
Residential
(New or Renewal)

$10

12 Months

Business-less than 10,000sq.ft
(New or Renewal)

$10

12 Months

Business-more than 10,000sq.ft
(New or Renewal)

$20

12 Months

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
  8:30a.m.-11:30a.m.
& 1:30p.m. thru 3:30p.m.
**Appointments Recommended**



Office - 256-427-5621



 

 

Alarm Company Licensure

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.

Alarm Company Registration

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure

Alabama Alarm Association

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Electronic Security Association

False Alarm Reduction Association
 

Copyright 2016 The City of Huntsville, Alabama        05-27-2016