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    The Sheriff's Office regulates Alarm Permits for unincorporated Tarrant County. The alarm permits are issued by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.  All permit fees are $25. Permits are valid for one year from date of issue. Renewal notices are mailed to permit holders 30 days prior to the permit expiration date.

    There are several ways to obtain an Alarm Permit Application

    Mailing Address

    Tarrant County Sheriff's Office
    Communications Division
    200 Taylor Street, 6th floor
    Fort Worth, TX 76196

    Instructions for Completing the Application

    • Print clearly or type.
    • The permit holder must be an individual. Company names are not allowed.
    • Include apartment numbers, complete zip codes and telephone area codes.
    • Two additional contact persons are required in the event the permit holder cannot be contacted.
    • Mail completed form to above address and $25 check or money order payable to:  Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.

    After application and fee have been processed, a copy of your application with your permit number will be mailed to you. It is the permit holder's responsibility to provide the permit number to their alarm and/or monitoring company.

    False Alarm Fees

    Commissioners Court Order establishes the fees for false alarms in unincorporated Tarrant County. Fees must be paid before a permit can be issued / renewed.

    If you have questions, please call Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Communications Division at 817-884- 1323, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    We are closed on official County holidays.


    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

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    100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196