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Posted on: December 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Residential and Commercial Alarm Registration for 2017

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The Summit Police Department is issuing a reminder to all residents and business owners that alarm systems need to be registered with the City of Summit for 2017 by January 31, 2017. (as per municipal ordinance Chapter IV, General Licensing, Section 4-2, Alarm Systems and Warning Devices...).

A full copy of the municipal ordinance can be viewed on the City of Summit website here.

Alarms can be registered online or in person/via mail at the Summit Police Department. Register alarms online through Community Pass on the City of Summit website. To register in person, access the residential alarm application here and the commercial building alarm application here and submit in person or by mail to the Summit Police Department: 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit, New Jersey, 07901.

First time registrants will be required to pay a mandatory $60.00 fee for alarms that pertain to burglar, fire, panic, carbon monoxide, medical, etc. both in residential and commercial properties. Please be aware that you will be considered a first time registrant even if you move to a new address within the city of Summit.  If you are a renewal, the fee due to the city is $25.00. If you are unsure if you are a renewal or a first time registrant, please email The acceptable methods for payment with a completed application in person or via mail are cash or a personal check (made out to "City of Summit"), or online via debit or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

Starting January 1, 2017, the new schedule of penalties outlined in the ordinance will begin being enforced.  

With any questions, please email

Register online here.
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