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Alarm Ordinance
Effective October 21, 2010, the City Council adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 28, "Police", Article III, "Burglar Alarm Systems" providing for requirements for burglar alarm systems, requiring permits, alarm company registration, and providing for a fee for false alarms.

The following fees were adopted by the City Council:

Initial, Renewal, and Reinstatement Fees:
  • Initial Permit Fee
  • Permit Renewal Fee
  • Permit Reinstatement Fee
None
$15.00 (Every 2 years)                                                                     
$15.00
Residential Fines and Fees:
  • $25 fine for more than 3 but less than 6 false alarm calls in a 12 month rolling period
  • $35 fine for more than 5 but less than 8 false alarm calls in a 12 month rolling period
  • $50 fine for 8 or more false alarm calls in a 12 month period
 
Commercial Fines and Fees:
  • $50 fine for more than 3 but less than 6 false alarm calls in a 12 month rolling period
  • $75 fine for more tan 5 but less than 8 false alarm calls in a 12 month rolling period
  • $100 fine for 8 or more false alarm calls in a 12 month period
 

How the Ordinance Works 
  • Permits will be required for each alarm site.
  • A separate application for each site is required.
  • The initial permit application is free.
  • Permits are renewable every 2 years.
 
Download a printable application for alarm ordinance

Violations and Offenses
It constitutes a violation or offense of the ordinance: 
  • To operate an alarm without a valid permit
  • To operate an alarm with a revoked permit
  • To violate any other provision(s) of this ordinance

For More Information
Contact the False Alarm Coordinator for the Police Department.
Ph: (254) 298-5553 
Email

City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561