Administration and Regulatory Affairs

Burglar and Panic Alarms Permitting

Burglar & Panic Alarms Website

Forms: Burglar & Panic Alarm Application (.pdf, updated April 2021)

Requirements: Applicants must:

Online: Apply online and submit electronic payment at

By Mail: Send completed application and payment to:
City of Houston - Burglar Alarm Administration, P.O. Box 203887, Houston, Texas 77216-3887.  Call 713.581.7410 for assistance.

Expiration: Year to Date

For more information, visit ARA’s Burglar & Panic Alarms Webpage.

To provide our customers with more browser compatibility options and a better customer service experience, the Burglar Alarm Administration website: supports the following web browsers:

  1. Internet Explorer 11.0
  2. Google Chrome version 90 and above
  3. Firefox version 88
  4. Safari on IOS