Do I need an alarm permit if I do not have an alarm company monitoring my system?A.
If you have an alarm system that could generate a call for police dispatch, you must have an alarm permit. Q.
I have a medical/fire alarm, do I need an alarm permit? A.
Alarm permits are only issued for burglary alarms. Q.
How much is the annual alarm permit fee? A.
$25.00 annually. Q.
Are there any alarm permit exemptions? A.
If you are a government agency, a Tigard resident age 60 and over or physically handicapped, you are exempt from the annual alarm permit fee. If eligible, please call 503-718-2565.Q.
Will I be notified when my permit will expire? A.
A renewal is mailed 30 days before expiration. Q.
Are there charges for false alarms? A.
False alarm fines begin with the 3rd false alarm in your permit year. Q.
Where can I obtain a copy of the City of Tigard Alarm Ordinance? A.
View the alarm ordinance
Notify your alarm company if:
- Remember to provide current contact information to your monitoring company as they are the link to dispatch for police response.
- Make sure that every one with permission knows how to properly use your alarm system.
Verify that your monitoring company uses enhanced call verification (ECV):
- Your system is not working properly
- You plan to remodel
- You sell your home or test your alarm system
ECV means that if the alarm monitoring company does not receive an answer at the alarm site, they must call a responsible party's or authorized user's contact phone number prior to requesting law enforcement dispatch. Make sure your contact call list is up to date with your monitoring company.