Protecting Your Property

All businesses and residences that are equipped with an alarm system that can summon city emergency services in any manner are required to have a permit within the City of Cedar Hill.


The cost of the permit is $50 per residential system ($25.00 for Senior Citizens age 65 and over), $100 per business system, and $200 per financial institution system and is valid for a period of one year from the issue date of permit. Renewal of the permit is the responsibility of the permit holder and is non-transferable. The alarm user may Opt Out of having an alarm monitoring company alert emergency services for response and obtain the permit at no cost. A fee of $250.00 will be charged for each response to an Opt Out location or a non permitted location.

Pay Alarm Fees Here

Pay your alarm permit or fine here.  You must have the account number and name of the permit holder to make an online payment.  You will be redirected to a secure website.

Obtain A Permit

Permits may be obtained by completing the proper application and False Alarm Prevention Checklist (links below) and submitting the completed application and False Alarm Prevention Checklist with payment at the police station located at 285 Uptown Boulevard, Building 200, Cedar Hill, Texas 75104. The police station is open 24-hours a day every day for your convenience. Completed applications with payment may also be mailed to the Cedar Hill Police Department-Alarm Unit at the same address.

Residential Alarm Permit Application (PDF)

Business/Commercial Alarm Permit Application (PDF)

The fee based alarm permit grants the holder three false alarms in any 12-month period. Additional false alarms or operating an alarm system without a permit may subject the owner / operator to a fine.