Please contact your local Police Department for your alarm permit needs. Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office only services unincorporated areas that are not within the limits of a city, town, or other governed community.

If you are unsure of the jurisdiction of where you reside, please check the Tarrant Appraisal District. Please contact the Tarrant Appraisal District directly for any questions about their website.

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 the completed form to the above address and $25 check or money order payable to: Tarrant County Sheriff's Office. We do not accept Online Payments. 

After the application and fee has 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 or 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.

This page was last modified on April 21, 2022


County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.

100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196