SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Township of Springfield began sending out reminder notices to residents and businesses that have residential and commercial burglar alarm services. Alarms must be registered with the Springfield Police Department annually by Jan. 15, 2019.
Registering an alarm system assists in crime prevention and enables the Police Department to maintain a database of emergency contacts in the event of an incident, so they can provide quicker assistance.
The annual $15.00 registration fee is required for all active residential and commercial electronic burglar alarm systems within the Township of Springfield.
Residents or businesses not registered and/or have not paid their annual registration fee can complete the online alarm registration application and submit payment.
Click here for the Online Alarm Registration
2019 registration renewals should be submitted no later than January 15. Failure to register an alarm will result in a $15.00 late fee and possible summons being issued by the Police Department.
Failure to register your alarm is considered to be a violation under Township Ordinance Chapter 17-14 and can impose a $50.00 penalty for unregistered alarms.
To best protect and serve the community police officers will respond to alarm activations. The Township will allow up to three false/accidental alarm activations without penalty per calendar year.
Penalties for additional false/accidental activations are as follows:
a. 4th, 5th and 6th activations - $50.00 per occurrence
b. 7th, 8th, and 9th activations - $75.00 per occurrence
c. 10th activation and each activation thereafter - $100.00 per occurrence
The violations are billable offenses by the Police Department or Township. Failure to remit payment of a bill within 30 days will result in the issuance of a summons requiring a mandatory appearance in the Springfield Township Municipal Court.
If there are any changes or updates to your registration information, emergency contact information or email address after your alarm is registered, notify the Springfield Police Department Records Bureau via email at Police Records
Contact the Springfield Police Department Records Bureau for any questions regarding alarm registration, at (973) 912-2239, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.