Alarm Systems Ordinance Explainer
"Over the last few years, every year we have had over a thousand false alarm calls. It has increased every year for the last ten years," said Police Chief Bo Kidd
Effective October 1, 2020, the City of Buda will require all residential and commercial properties register their alarm systems. The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage alarm users and alarm companies to properly use and maintain alarms systems in order to improve the reliability of alarm systems and to reduce or to eliminate false alarms.
Alarms System Ordinance Explainer VIDEO
In the video link above Police Chief Bo Kidd explains the recently passed Alarm Systems Ordinance. The ordinance covers only those alarms that activate a 9-1-1 call. Through Jan 1, 2021 there is NO fee to register your alarm. After Jan. 1, a residential alarm permit will cost you $25 and a business alarm permit will cost you $50. These are both one-time registration fees. Any registered alarm gets three false alarms a year with no penalty.
We do not currently have online registration submission, but you may access the application on our website at https://ci.buda.tx.us/675/Alarm-Permits
and submit the application to firstname.lastname@example.org, in person, or by mail.