Alarm User Education & Forms


The Tucson Police Department Alarm Unit enforces the City of Tucson Alarm Ordinance #10967, which regulates Alarm Users, Alarm Businesses, Alarm Agents, and Monitoring Companies. The City of Tucson's Alarm Ordinance is intended to encourage the improvement in reliability of alarm systems and devices to reduce the incidence of false alarms at businesses and residential structures, thereby ensuring that police personnel will not be diverted from responding to actual criminal activity.

For your convenience, we are happy to offer online payment for new alarm registrations, renewals and assessments.


Tucson City Code does not apply to Marana, Pima County (outside of the Tucson City Limits) or Oro Valley.

Confirm your jurisdiction prior to registering.

We are unable to process refunds for out of jurisdiction registrations.

Click on the following link to confirm jurisdiction.


If you wish to pay by mail, mail your $20 check/cashiers check/money order (payable to the City of Tucson) and your completed Alarm User Registration Form to:


Tucson Police Department
Attn: Alarm Registration

1310 W. Miracle Mile
Tucson, AZ 85705


Alarm User Registration in PDF pdf
(use only if the online form link is down)


Alarm Registration fees are non-refundable


If you recieved an assessment you have 3 options available to you.  Please review all options prior to submission.  Only one option may be selected and may not be changed. If you have questions please contact the alarm unit prior to submission 520-837-7318.

Option 1


Pay the Assessment    

              Your payment must be received on or before due date.                                       

              Payment may be accepted by the following methods:


               By Mail:                Tucson Police Department/Alarm Unit

                                             1310 W. Miracle Mile

                                             Tucson, AZ 85705


               In Person:   Westside Police Service Center or at listed satellite locations.





Option 2


Apply For a Fee Reduction

                 The Alarm Awareness Class will result in the waiver of $100 in assessment fees.

                  Eligibility:           You must register your alarm within 10 days from the invoice date.

                                               You must register for the alarm awareness class and complete the class by 

                                                                To register for the class visit:


                                                                 If you do not have internet access contact The Alarm Unit at 520-837-7318

    The waiver may be applied once within a 365 day period.





Option 3


Assessment Petition

 A false alarm means an alarm signal, sound or message which results in a response by the police when an emergency does not exist, or which is not caused by or is not the result of a criminal act or unauthorized entry.

An appeal is only warranted if your event does not meet the above definition.

If found responsible you may not apply for a fee reduction and you will be required to pay fees imposed.

An appeal of the assessment must be received by the alarm unit within 10 days from the date of invoice along with written documentation stating the reasons for the appeal and a copy of the letter received.

Mailing Address:              Tucson Police Department/Alarm Unit

                 1310 W. Miracle Mile

                                            Tucson, AZ 85705


Failure to register or lack knowledge of the ordinance is not grounds for appeal.

Examples (but not limited to):

  • Power outages greater than three hours.

    The alarm was caused by the action of the telephone company.

    The alarm was a result of a criminal violation.






It is your alarm companies’ responsibility to notify you about the ordinance per section 7-466 Alarm Business Duties.  However, if your alarm was installed prior to 2012 AND your alarm company provided us with your mailing address, then you were mailed a notice about the ordinance in April of 2012.  For further questions regarding this, please contact the TPD alarm unit at 520-837-7318. In all other cases please contact your alarm alarm company if  they did not properly notify you.



Together with the Tucson Police Department you, too, can help reduce the number of false alarms. Here is a list of resources to aid in doing your part:


Alarm Agents and Alarm Business Licensure, Certification and Registration are now regulated by Arizona Revised Statutes 32-101 through 32-122.




Please direct all alarm related questions to:
TPD Alarm Unit
1310 W. Miracle Mile
Tucson, AZ 85705