Odessa Police Remind of Alarm Registration Deadlines 6/18/13
ODESSA - The Odessa Police Department has completed the process of sending out reminder notices to those who were previously registered under the old alarm system. Effective July 1, 2013, if you have not registered your business or residential alarm and paid the associated fee, you will be required to register as a new registrant. Beginning January 2014, citizens who registered their business or residential alarm will begin receiving alarm registration renewal notices. In accordance with the “Alarm System” ordinance (#2012-28), the fees are as follows:
New Registration of Residential Alarm: $20.00/year
Renewal Residential Alarm: $15.00/year
New Registration of Commercial Alarm: $25.00/year
Renewal Commercial Alarm: $20.00/year
The registered owner of the location using an alarm system is responsible for alarm registration and the annual renewal. Alarm registrants who are already registered online will receive a renewal notice via e-mail on an annual basis. All other alarm registrants will receive a renewal notice in the mail each year from the Odessa Police Department as a courtesy reminder. It is up to the registrants to ensure proper registration/renewal is completed in accordance with the ordinance. Registrants can obtain a renewal form or registration form by visiting the department’s web site at www.odessapd.com or in person at the Odessa Police Department located at 205 North Grant Ave.
Business check or money order will be accepted by mail (No personal checks accepted). Cash or credit card will be accepted if paying in person at the department. Payment can be made on-line at www.odessapd.com. Once registered, future payments are due by the last day of the month in which the registration expires.
If an alarm registrant payment and renewal is not received by the due date then the alarm system registration will be suspended and is subject to being revoked. A person commits an offense if he operates, or causes to be operated an alarm system without a registration approved by the Chief of Police could face fines up to $500.00.