Class I permits are monitored by an Alarm Company or connected by Automatic Dialer to anyone other than the Police Department. Class I permits are valid for three years and must be renewed thereafter at a cost of $30.00.
Class II permits are non-monitored alarms that are Audible and/or Visible at the protected premises only. Class II permits are valid for three years and must be renewed thereafter at a cost of $25.00.
Class III permits are issued for locations which require alarm monitoring directly by the Police Department due to Federal regulations. Class III permits are valid for one year and must be renewed thereafter at a cost of $250.00.
When holders receive an alarm permit, they are also issued an alarm permit sticker, which is to be placed on a door window, the storm door, or a window in the front of the residence or business. If a permit holder moves to another location in the city limits of Murfreesboro before the current permit expires, this permit can be transferred free of charge. Thirty days prior to the expiration of the permit, an alarm renewal notice, along with an application, will be mailed to the alarm holder. It may be returned with payment by mail.
On initial (new) permits only, there will be a 10-day grace period on false alarms. This means any false alarm requiring a Murfreesboro Police Department response will not be charged to the permit holder.
The false alarm fiscal year is the period beginning with the date of permit issuance and ending the month from date of issuance for one year. (Example: Your permit date of issuance is March 1; your fiscal year will be March 1 through March 31, and on April 1 your false alarm account balance will be reset to zero.
These are some suggested times when your alarm company may have to call the police department, and these may include but not be limited to:
If your alarm system activates, you will receive a false alarm letter in the mail stating the date and time of the alarm. The letter will also state the number (#) of false alarms and if any payment is due. There is a false alarm fine schedule at the bottom of the page of the false alarm letter. If you have any questions regarding false alarms, please feel free to contact our office at the number listed below.
If any of your contacts should change, we would request notification of these changes within 10 days.
If a permit holder moves before the expiration of the existing alarm permit, and the new location is within the City limits of Murfreesboro and equipped with an alarm system, we will transfer your permit free of charge through the original permit expiration date. In order to transfer the permit, you will need to remove the sticker from your window and mail it, along with a statement as to your change of address, to:
Murfreesboro Police Annex
324 South Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
ATTN: Mrs. Donna Smith
Your permit is transferable only from location to location. It is not transferable from one resident to another resident or one business to another business.
False alarm means any activation of an alarm system that results in a communication to the city an alarm has been activated, with the exception of alarms resulting from one of the following causes:
Any questions regarding alarm permits can be directed to Donna Smith in the Alarms Enforcement Section at (615)-895-3874, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Copies of these documents are available for reference purposes only. Although considerable care has been taken to assure that these documents accurately represent the correct information or latest version, the City of Murfreesboro does not warrant that these are true and accurate copies. For verification, please contact the appropriate City department.