Huntsville

False Alarm Fees

Fines Explained

Police Alarms

1st - 3rd False Alarm in 365 Day Period

4th -5th False Alarm in 365 Day Period

6th - 8th False Alarm in 365 Day Period

9th or More False Alarm in 365 Day Period

Residential Alarm

No Charge

$25.00

$50.00

$100.00 each

Commercial Alarm

No Charge

$50.00

$75.00

$100.00 each

Did you know?

False security alarms are very costly and prevent police officers from responding to actual emergencies. A false alarm is any alarm signal which causes a police department response when an emergency does not exist. The City of Huntsville, TX requires residences and commercial businesses with alarm systems to obtain and maintain an annual alarm registration permit and reimburse the City for excessive false security alarms. The City allows up to 3 false alarms within a 365 day period with no charge. False alarm fines begin with the 4th response. 

 

APPEALING A FALSE ALARM RESPONSE CHARGE

*Submit a written request/statement as to why you feel the charge and/or occurrence should be waived or removed from your account, along with any supporting documentation (police reports, alarm company documentation, etc).

*Submit via email using the Contact Us page.

*Be sure to include Permit License #, alarm location address, and incident date(s) in question.

*A deposit in the amount of $25.00 is required before Appeals will be reviewed. Appeal fees will be returned if the decision of the chief is overturned. If the appeal is denied, the $25 appeal fee will not be refunded and the false alarm fine must also be paid.

*Submit within fifteen (15) calendar days of the notice imposing the charge.  

All appeal decisions are final.


Online Payment

Mail-In Payment

Mail check or money order to:

Huntsville Police Department - Alarm Unit
P.O. Box 6112
Concord, CA 94524

Please include your name, address of alarm system and bottom portion of the fee notice letter.