Alarm Permits

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The City of Lincoln has a new on-line system for obtaining alarm permits. The new on-line system allows residents and businesses to obtain a new alarm permit or renew an existing alarm permit without leaving their home or business.

The City’s alarm ordinance requires that any person or business that activates, operates, or maintains an alarm system upon any premises in the City of Lincoln is required to obtain an alarm permit. An alarm permit is required even if the alarm system is not being monitored. A new alarm permit costs $20. All alarms permits must be renewed every year at a cost of $20.

The Lincoln Police Department responds to more alarm calls than any other type of call. Historically, 99 percent of those calls are false alarms. When officers are busy with alarm calls, it takes time away from responding to true emergency calls.

In 1994, the City of Lincoln adopted a resolution establishing a fee be charged for excessive false alarms. Currently an alarm holder is allowed two false alarms in a 365-day period at no cost. If the alarm holder has a third false alarm activation in the same 365-day period, the alarm holder will be fined $75 with a $75 fine for every false alarm thereafter.

Residents may print out the application form, fill it out, and mail it in with their check to: P.O. Box 140876, Irving, TX 75014-0876.

To obtain an alarm permit on-line, or to renew your current alarm permit, click the link below. Please note that clicking this link will take you to another website, www.cityalarmpermit.com. Our alarm permit program is based in Irving, Texas.

If you have questions regarding obtaining or renewing your alarm permit, please call (866) 586-5187.

Obtain or renew your alarm permit.