Alarm Ordinance

The alarm ordinance was passed in an attempt to reduce the number of false alarms occurring within the City of Shreveport and the resultant waste of police resources. The ordinance provides corrective administrative action, including the imposition of fines on both users and alarm businesses.

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False Alarm Fines

False Alarm Count
Warning Notice

Alarm Business Fines

Alarm business fines shall be as follows:
  • A $100 fine for each incident for an alarm business requesting an officer response on a false alarm that is the result of installation, system repairs, or system service
  • A $100 fine for each incident for an alarm business on each violation of this ordinance


There are provisions in the alarm ordinance for appeals. Any alarm user or alarm business shall have 20 business days from the date of issuance of the bill for a false alarm or other violation under this section to request in writing an appeal of such assessment to the alarm appeal board. Such appeals shall be filed in the office of the chief of police.

Any such appeal which has not already been considered by the alarm administrator shall be considered by the alarm administrator first, and shall be heard by the alarm appeal board only if the alarm administrator has negative findings.

You may direct any questions to the alarm administrator at 318-673-6934. Office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Making Payments

Payments may be made in person or by mail. Please detach the remittance portion of the bill and send with your payment to insure the proper posting of your account.
Pay in person at:
City of Shreveport
City Revenue Division
505 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Mail to:
Shreveport Police Department
Alarm Administrator
1234 Texas Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101-3345