False Alarm Fees

False Alarm Allowances
Current permit holders registered with the City of DeSoto are allowed three free false alarms in a consecutive 12 month (365 day) period.

Each false alarm over this allowed threshold incurs a fine. The fines escalate with each subsequent false alarm.

Unregistered Alarm Systems
Non-permitted (unregistered) alarm systems will receive a citation and assessment of a penalty for every false alarm registered with the city.

To determine if an alarm system is registered, contact the City of DeSoto Police Department at 469.658.3018.

Alarm System Tips
To learn more about properly using and maintaining an alarm system to prevent false alarms, see these Alarm System Tips.