All business and residential alarms that can emit a signal intended to summon police or fire services must have a city permit issued. Responsibility for obtaining an alarm permit is upon the alarm system user. Failure to comply, per Baytown Code of Ordinance, Chapter 30, Article II, may result in a misdemeanor violation punishable by fines not to exceed FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($500.00).
The City of Baytown has adopted a new alarm systems ordinance concerning the regulation of alarm systems and police/fire department response to false alarms within the City. A 3rd party (PM AM Corporation) will be administering the notifications, billing (including on-line payment), collections, registration applications, and processing for residential and commercial alarm systems, as well as the collection of fines and fees related to false alarms.