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  • The Sheriff’s office regulates Alarm Permits for unincorporated Tarrant County.  If you are unsure of the Jurisdiction and where you reside please check Tarrant County Appraisal District Website. Under Property Data. The first line of Jurisdiction is whom you will need to contact for your alarm permit.  All permit fees are $25.  Permits are valid for one year from date of issue.  Renewal notices are mailed to permit holders 30 days prior to the permit expiration date.

    There are Different ways to obtain an Alarm Permit Application

    Mailing Address

    Tarrant County Sheriff's Office
    Communications Division
    200 Taylor Street, 6th floor
    Fort Worth, TX 76196

    Instructions for Completing the Application

    • Print clearly or type.
    • The permit holder must be an individual. Include company name under Business Name
    • Include apartment numbers, complete zip codes and telephone area codes.
    • Please include local contact names if any issues occur and you are not reachable.
    • Mail completed form to above address and $25 check or money order payable to:  Tarrant County Sheriff's Office. We do not accept Online Payments currently. 

    After application and fee have been processed, a copy of your application with your permit number will be mailed to you. It is the permit holder's responsibility to provide the permit number to their alarm and/or monitoring company.

    False Alarm Fees

    Commissioners Court Order establishes the fees for false alarms in unincorporated Tarrant County. Fees must be paid before a permit can be issued / renewed.

    If you have questions, please call Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, at 817-884-1323, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


    We are closed on official County holidays.

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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