The City of Hutto requires alarm system users to obtain an alarm permit from the Hutto Police Department. An alarm system is equipment which emits, transmits or relays a signal intended to summon, or that would reasonably be expected to summon, Police Department services, Fire Department services, or Emergency Medical services including, but not limited to, local alarms. A person commits an offense if he operates or causes to be operated an alarm system without an alarm permit issued by the Hutto Police Department. It is YOUR responsibility to obtain a permit for your alarm system, NOT your alarm company. Operating an alarm system without a valid permit can result in fines up to $500.
The Alarm Administrator is charged with the responsibility to process alarm permits, identify abusers, track frequent false alarms, and other problems associated with alarm responses. Information on false alarms and how to prevent them can obtained here or by downloading a printable brochure provided by the False Alarm Reduction Association. The Alarm Administrator also contacts alarm owners for reimbursement of costs to the City of Hutto and processes citations for violations of the Alarm Permit Ordinance.
To obtain an alarm permit application:
• Call the Alarm Administrator, Edna Vela at (512) 759-5982
• Contact the Police Department located at 401 West Front Street, Hutto, TX, 78634
• Print the permit form from this website