Alarm Permits

Pay Alarm Fee Online

City Ordinance No. 0-05-52, Section 26-51 requires an alarm system to have a valid alarm system permit. The cost is $50 for new and renewal permits and is valid for one year. Whether new or renewing, you may pay online, review alarm history, and pay any outstanding false alarm fees.

Mail Option Available

You may also mail your alarm permit registration application form with a check or money order. A permit will not be created or renewed without a completed form and payment. Please mail your completed permit form and payment to:

City of Missouri City
Attn: Alarm Permitting
1522 Texas Pkwy.
Missouri City, TX 77489

An alarm permit will be mailed within seven business days following payment and verification of information. To verify if you live in the city limits of Missouri City, view the Missouri City, TX Zoning and enter your address.

Renewal Process

Registration renewal forms are mailed the month before your permit expiration. Please review this form and update the information, which may have changed since last year. Up-to-date information helps emergency responders in the event of an emergency situation. After making updates, please be sure to sign and return the form to indicate your intent to renew, only if renewing by mail. Alarm companies are not required to sign renewal forms.

Alarm permits are not transferable. If you have moved or no longer have an alarm system, please complete an alarm cancellation form and return it to the address above so that we may close your account.

Expiration Fine

If your renewal form and payment is not received before your current expiration date, your permit will expire. Any person operating a non-permitted alarm system is subject to a fine of up to $500.

Contact Us

For general permit and inspection questions or to speak with staff, please contact the Permits & Inspections Division at or by calling (281) 403-8600 during hours of operation.

Certain permit applications and status updates are also available 24-7 using the city’s online permit system, Citizen Self Service (CSS).

For assistance in setting up an account and all services provided, view Missouri City CSS User Guide.