Licensing Information

Burglar Alarm Licensing Requirements

Texas law requires any person or company who provides investigations or security services in the state to be properly licensed to offer or to engage in such services. This requirements of law was originally passed by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and has been in effect ever since. To offer or provide a service required to be licensed without a license carries criminal penalties of up to a year in jail and a $4,000.00 fine.

Hiring or employing a unlicensed company also carries this penalty.

Visit the PSB (Private Security Board) web site for more information


Texas Private Security Board Addresses

The below listed addresses should be used for the submission of applications or correspondence to the Texas Commission on Private Security.

Correspondence containing checks or money orders should be sent to:
Texas Private Security Board
P.O. Box 15999
Austin, Texas 78761-5999

General correspondence NOT containing checks or money orders should be sent to:
Texas Private Security Board
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0001

Any correspondence sent by overnight or express carriers, such as UPS or FEDEX should be addressed to:
Texas Private Security Board
5805 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4422

512-424-7710
privatesecurityboard@txdps.state.tx.us


Fire Alarm Licensing Requirements

Each person or organization engaged in the business of planning, certifying, leasing, selling, servicing, installing, monitoring, or maintaining fire alarm or fire detection devices or systems shall have a certificate of registration issued by the Texas Commissioner of Insurance.

For information on the requirements visit the Texas Department of insurance website.