The police department monitors the number of false alarm activations
throughout the city, as directed by city ordinance. As part of this
initiative, the department strives to provide alarm system users tips on
preventing false alarm activations, thereby preserving city resources
for actual emergencies.
To complete an alarm user permit application, click on the appropriate link below:
What happens when there is a False Alarm?
Each calendar year, beginning on January 1, all alarm users will be granted four free false alarm activations. Additional false alarm activations are subject to the following fines, per occurrence:
5-8 false alarms/$100
9-10 false alarms/$200
11 or more false alarms/$300
Any alarm system with 10 or more false alarm activations, and/or outstanding payments, will be revoked from further police response to alarm activations.
For more information, click here.
Emergency Dispatch Coordinator
151 Douglas Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
Monday – Friday