Apply for Alarm Permit

Application Process

Step 1.Review Requirements

The City of Grand Prairie's Alarm Ordinance requires that commercial, residential and multi-family alarm users (non-financial alarm users) in the city obtain permits to remain active. The ordinance was passed in December 1984 and modified in January 1992. View City's Alarm Ordinance #3716 (Chapter 17, Article III. Alarm Systems)

Residential and Commercial Alarm Permit Requirements:

  • A separate permit is required for each alarm site and a separate permit is required for Burglar and Fire.
  • All individuals, homeowners, businesses and corporations are required to secure a permit for their alarm systems prior to the operation of such system.
  • Failure to secure a permit from the city for an active alarm system is a violation of the above numbered City Ordinance.
  • No alarm permit shall be transferable to any other person, firm corporation or entity.
    (Any occupant of a new residence and/or business must re-apply for a permit, present or previous owner permit is not transferable to new occupant or location)
  • All permits must be renewed annually.

Step 2.Submit Application

Apply Online

Or if you prefer, you can download the Alarm Permit Application(PDF, 283KB), fill it out and submit in person or by mail.

In Person – Alarm Permits Office inside Frank W. Robertson Municipal Court Building, 200 W. Main St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Friday-Sunday) 

By Mail – Mail completed application along with payment to:
Municipal Court - Alarm Permits
200 W. Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050


Step 1.Annual Permit Fees

Type Fee
Residential Burglar Alarm $30
Residential Burglar and Fire $50
Business Burglar Alarm $50
Business Burglar and Fire $75
Financial $100

Step 2.Service Fees

The Alarm Ordinance allows the permitted alarm user three (3) false alarms per alarm site. The billing begins with the first false alarm incident from the previous 12 month period. Service fees are as follows:

Commercial Residential Multi-family
0 to 3 false - free 0 to 3 false - free 0 to 3 per 100 apartments - free
4 to 10 - $50 per alarm 4 to 10 - $50 per alarm 4 to 10 - $50 per 100 apartments - $50 per alarm
11 - suspension 11 - suspension 11 per 100 apartments - suspension

What happens next

After processing your application (which typically takes 1 to 3 business days) for an alarm permit, the City of Grand Prairie will send you an email with your account number and instructions on making a payment.  

If you have questions about your application, call 972-237-8652 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or email