SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Once again, the time for Springfield residents to register their alarms with the police department is here. Alarms must be registered with the Springfield Police Department by Jan. 15, 2020.

According to the Springfield Police Department, 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.

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2020 registration renewals should be submitted no later than Jan. 15. Failure to register an alarm will result in a $15.00 late fee and possible summons being issued by the Police Department.

Failure of residents to register their 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:

  • 4th, 5th and 6th activations - $50.00 per occurrence 
  • 7th, 8th, and 9th activations - $75.00 per occurrence
  • 10th activation and each activation thereafter - $100.00 per occurrence

Residents who are unable to register online can pick up registration forms under the Police Department tab, and at the Police Records Office, located on the first floor of the Municipal building.