Alarm Ordinance / Violations

On June 21, 2010 the City of Lakeway established Ordinance No. 2010-06-21-01 to prohibit “operation or continued operation of an alarm system which issues more than 3 false alarms within a consecutive twelve month period.”

The consecutive twelve month period begins with the first false alarm at each location. A false alarm is an alarm relayed by an intermediary human operator which, after inspection of the premises by a police officer, reveals no evidence of actual or attempted intrusion or threat to life.
Per sections 3.01 (Prohibition) and 4.01 (Penalty) of the Ordinance, a Summons will be issued as a result of your fourth False Alarm within a consecutive 12 month period.

There is no requirement for an alarm permit in the City of Lakeway.