Alarm Permits

Permit Requirements
Chapter 38 of the City of Lake Dallas Code of Ordinances requires a permit for the operation of an alarm system. Generally, a permit is required for any alarm system that is intended to summon the police, fire, or medical personnel. A permit is not required if the location has no alarm or if an existing alarm is removed, or if an alarm does not have the means to summon police, fire or medical personnel either directly or through a 3rd party monitoring service. Any alarm with an outside audible device does require a permit.

Application

The fee for an alarm permit is $50 per year and permits may be obtained at anytime from the Police Department or you may download the Alarm Permit Application (PDF) and apply by mail at:
The City of Lake Dallas
Attn: Police Communications 
212 Main Street
Lake Dallas, TX 75065

To make the process easier, permits for all existing alarms will be issued during December of each year and will remain valid throughout the next calendar year. New alarms installed during the calendar year will be billed at a pro-rated share and will be renewed each December for the following year. Applications for existing alarms must be returned before December 31. Checks should be made payable to the City of Lake Dallas.

Make sure to complete the appropriate information (business or residential) so we may have an up-to-date record of contact persons should it become necessary to call a permit holder during an emergency.

Related Ordinances
To help you avoid additional costs, some sections of the Municipal Code pertaining to alarms are below.  If you have any questions, please call the Lake Dallas Police Department at 940-497-2228. Thank you for your compliance.   
  1. Permit Duration & Renewal
  2. Permit Fees & Service Charges
Sec. 38-36.  Permit Duration & Renewal
A permit expires 1 year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually by submitting an updated application and a permit renewal fee to the Chief.  It is the responsibility of the permit holder to submit an application prior to the permit expiration date. All service fees and late fees assessed under this article must be paid prior to renewal of the permit. The Chief shall provide 30 days prior notice to the permit holder before terminating a permit for non-renewal. Failure to renew a permit by the expiration date shall be deemed as no permit.