According to the Village code, any residence with a monitored home security system needs an annual alarm permit. Fire and medical alert systems do not need a permit. No permit is needed if a resident installs a system they monitor themselves (via computer/cell phone).
Alarm permits renew each January. Village code requires any premise with a burglar alarm to have a permit on file with the police department. Alarm permit forms are mailed to residents each January, and completed forms should be returned by month's end, along with the $60 annual fee.
New residents should stop by the Police Department or the Village office to pick up an alarm permit application or call the office at 708-447-2700 to request the form..
The information you provide on the alarm permit application gives first responders critical information enabling them to provide a timely, appropriate response when an alarm is activated. The alarm permit also provides first responders with emergency contact information if the property owner is unavailable or unresponsive. These records are updated annually.