Do I need an alarm permit?
Any person or business that operates an alarm system, with the intent to summon an emergency service of the city, is required to have a permit.

If your building has multiple suites leased out, typically the building manager will have a permit for the building’s fire alarm system and each tenant will be responsible for a permit if they choose to operate any additional alarm systems (e.g. burglar, panic, or robbery alarm systems).

Locations operating a smoke detector that is not connected to an alarm panel do not need a permit.

If your system is video surveillance only, a permit is necessary only if it is monitored by a monitoring company that will dispatch emergency services.

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1. Is there a Crime Watch group in my neighborhood?
2. Do I need an alarm permit?
3. How do I get a copy of my Criminal Record?
4. How do I find out how much a traffic ticket will cost?
5. Is the cost of fingerprinting 'per card' or for the entire session?
6. Where can I get fingerprinted?
7. How can I get a copy of an accident report?
8. How do I file a police report?
9. How do I report Child Abuse?
10. I disagree with the motor vehicle crash report the Police Officer filed, how can I tell my side?
11. How can I compliment or complain about Police services?
12. What happens to the complaints filed against Police Officers or other employees by citizens?
13. Is there a teen curfew in Plano?
14. Can I get a permit to carry a handgun?
15. Where may I obtain more information about the Plano Police Department's Citizens Police Academy?
16. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?
17. Does the Plano Police Department have a Reserve Officer Program?
18. I have speeders on my street. How can I get a Police Officer to come catch them?
19. How can I become a Plano Police Department employee?
20. Does the Plano Police Department have any programs for young teens?