Communications Center/Non-Emergency Dispatch: 210-653-0033
All activated fire or burglar alarms located in the City of Live Oak are required to have a permit (residential and commercial addresses). City Ordinance Chapter 19, Article IV adopted 10 January 2012 set the fees as follows: Residential $10 per year; Commercial/Financial Institution $50 per year.
Violations: In addition to false alarm fees, violation of Chapter 19 of the City Code is subject to criminal prosecution as a Class C Misdemeanor.
False Alarm Fee/Penalties for false alarms: An alarm user shall be subject to fines for the signaling of a false alarm by a burglar alarm system during a twelve (12) month period as follows:
- One hundred dollars ($100) after the third false alarm and for each subsequent false alarm for a private residence.
- Two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for false alarms received for the 4th, 5th, or 6th false alarm for commercial establishments and financial institutions.
- Three hundred fifty dollars ($350) for false alarms received for the 7, 8th, or 9th false alarm for commercial establishments and financial institutions.
A permit or decal will be issued and must be displayed on the main entry door or on the window of the front of the building and must not be visibly restricted. An alarm permit will be provided to the applicant after payment is processed and applicant information is verified.
The Alarm Permit Application is available on the main page of the police department website.