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.

What are the fines associated with false alarms? Fines are per instance.

1-3   $0.00
4-6   $50.00
7-9   $75.00
10+  $100.00

Un-registered alarms: $250.00. Persons operating an alarm system at their location without a permit are subject to a citation.

For all citations contact the City of DeSoto Municipal Court at 972.230.9674.

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, please call 833.981.4011.

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