Alarm Ordinance Information

What do I need to know regarding an alarm system?

Like most communities, the Village of Spring Grove has ordinances that cover alarm systems and false alarms. Here are some things to remember.

  1. With only a couple of exceptions, the Village does not allow any automatic dialing devices directly to the Police or Fire Department.
  2. The alarm shall not make a sound similar to that of sirens on emergency vehicles or of civil defense warning systems.
  3. Alarm users are allowed only three (3) false alarms in a fiscal year, May 1st through April 30th. If you exceed the maximum false alarms in a year, there will be a fee of $150 per false alarm. 

If you have an alarm system, please stop by the Police Department and fill out an emergency alarm registration form, or click one of the links below to submit the information via email.

The information provided above is only a brief outline of the alarm ordinance.  There is more information contained in the ordinance that you should be aware of. Click the link below to be redirected to the full ordinance.

Chapter 19, Article I