Gate Operators/Garage Door Openers

If you or your company installs garage door openers or electronic gate openers and performs no other activities regulated by Chapter 1702, it is not necessary for you to be licensed or registered by the Private Security Bureau. This includes installers of operators for gates and residential or commercial garage or upward-acting doors, as well as accessories used only to activate the gates and doors in a convenient manner (for example, wall-mounted push buttons, radio transmitters, keypads, card readers).

However, the installation of a gate or garage/upward-acting door operator that is connected to an alarm system or that allows for monitoring or logging of ingress/egress does require a license.

If you have already applied for a license or registration under Chapter 1702 and are not required to be licensed based on the above statement, please send a written statement to the Private Security Bureau stating that you are in the business of installing garage door openers or electronic gate openers only and requesting a refund of your application fee and we will refund the application fee. (Please be advised that any FBI fingerprint fees submitted are sent directly to the FBI and are nonrefundable.)