Storm Shelter Self-Registration

Source: The Huntsville Times/Robin Conn

Source: The Huntsville Times/Robin Conn


After installing an individual storm shelter or safe room at your home, church, or business, it is a good idea to register your shelter. This does not make the shelter publicity visible, but registering does allow first responders to know the shelter location so they could check for occupants after a disaster when shelters may not be readily visible due to debris cover.


Registering is optional. This registration has no connection with building permits or related inspections if required. NOTE: If you have a shelter grant, you must contact EMA for a site visit after installation to complete the requirements of the grant instead of using this form.


Helpful tip: If you need to determine your GPS coordinates and the orientation of your shelter relative to your property, click here for a guide to do this with a smart phone. 


Submit this form to register:

Owner's First Name (required):

Owner's Last Name (required):

Street Address - Line 1 (required):

Street Address - Line 2:

City (required):

State (required):

Zip (required):

Phone Number (required):

Email (required):

Shelter GPS Coordinates (decimal format, if available):

LATITUDE (Ex: 33.147052):

LONGITUDE (Ex: -87.5718593):

Type of Shelter (required):

In which municipality/jurisdiction is your shelter located (required)?

Picture of shelter (optional):

Brief description of where your shelter is installed on your property (required) (Example: Under slab in garage, northwest corner of house):

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