Did you know? If your home or business has an alarm system, the City of Leander requires an annual alarm permit. An alarm system is equipment that emits, transmits, or relays a signal intended to summon police, fire, or emergency medical services.
Alarm permits must be issued by the Leander Police Department's contracted service provider, which processes alarm permits, identifies abusers, tracks frequent false alarms, mitigates problems associated with alarm responses, contacts property owners for reimbursement of city costs, and processes ordinance violations.
View the alarm permit ordinance for more information.
It is your responsibility to obtain a permit for your alarm system each year, not your alarm company, home builder, or alarm installer. Operating an alarm system without a valid permit can result in fines of up to $500.
Alarm Permit Application
- Download our alarm permit application.
- Customer ServicePhone: 877-484-7716
- Mail Form and Payment:
City of Leander Alarm Program
P.O. Box 141477
Irving, TX 75014-1477
- Pay Online: Visit the False Alarm Reduction Program page.
Tips for Zero False Alarms
Avoid Objects That Can Trigger Your Alarm System
- Unlocked or unsecured doors or windows
- Unsupervised pets
- Loose fitting doors
- Open windows
- Mylar balloons
- Drafts that move plants and curtains
Enhance Your Alarm System's Potential
- Train persons with keys to your home on complete alarm system operation.
- Instruct domestic help or repair persons on the proper operation of system.
- Have proper security hardware; deadbolt door docks, and window locks.
- Expand your protection with an alert Neighborhood Crime Watch.
Properly Maintain Your Alarm System
- Make regular inspections of your alarm system's components.
- Replace the main battery every 3 years.
- Test your system monthly.
- Schedule regular maintenance checks by your alarm company.
- Notify the alarm company after remodeling or adding pets.
- If you have questions about your alarm system refer to your owner's manual or call your alarm company.
Avoid Objects That Can Trigger Alarm
- Hanging or moving displays
- Mylar balloons or objects that reflect light
- Pedestrian or overhead doors that don't close properly
- Windows that don't close or seal properly
Inspect the Alarm System Regularly
- Designate an employee to maintain the alarm system
- Check for damaged or improperly aligned contacts
- Test system on a regular basis
- Repair problems promptly
- Train authorized employees in the proper operation of alarm systems including entry and exit codes and procedures
- Keep the alarm company informed of employee changes
- Notify alarm company of changes in opening and closing times
- Have the alarm company reevaluate the alarm system after any remodeling or relocation of shelves, cabinets, or large equipment
- Change alarm system code and door locks on a regular basis