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Harris Cnty. Permits

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Alarm permits are required in Harris County

Security Alarm Permits Harris County

Harris County Security alarm permits are required for all businesses and residents outside the 34 incorporated county cities such as Houston, Katy, Spring, Pasadena, Humble, Cypress, Baytown, Tomball, Kingwood, and La Porte. Alarm permits which can be combined with fire permits are issued by the county with the over 2,500 sworn Harris County sheriff’s department personnel providing coverage and enforcement. The unincorporated county is populous with approximately 3,860,000 people living outside the 610 Loop and 2,200,000 living outside Beltway 8. In fact, were it a city, it would have a population larger than 14 states and it would be the second largest city in Texas.

In total the county has a median household income of $53,137 and 1,651,305 housing units including those in incorporated cities.

Harris County, TX Home Security Tip: Avoid placing your alarm key pad in a location people can easily see when you use it. Make certain strangers can’t see what your keying in when entering your code.

Security Alarm Permit Resources for Harris County

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Security alarm system resources are managed by the county. The annual first year fee for a residential or commercial alarm system is $35.00. The renewal fee for residential and nonresidential alarm systems is $10.00 for each renewal term. The Alarm Detail may issue renewal permits for one or more renewal terms. The fee for the reinstatement renewal of a permit for residential and nonresidential alarm sites is $50.00. Residents 65 years old and older are exempt from the security alarm permit fees but a valid permit must be maintained on file.

With the large population and size of the county, it is recommended that you obtain a home or commercial alarm system such as those offered by Big Tex Security. Call us at (281) 783-3900 to schedule an evaluation or learn more. We’ll be happy to customize a system that meets your residential or business alarm requirements.


Harris County Alarm Permit (application)

(Statistic sources: US Census Bureau, Sandbox Networks, Statistical Atlas, Niche, the FBI, and Neighborhood Scout)