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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Alarm Registration

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office modified the Dane County Alarm ordinance in 2012. The modification requires alarm owners living in unincorporated areas to register their alarm with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

Chapter 37 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances

Chapter 37 regulates the use of commercial and residential alarm devices in which the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is the primary responding law enforcement agency. Alarm holders are required to file information regarding their alarm with the Sheriff’s Office annually.

The purpose of the alarm application/registration is to provide responding deputies with immediate and up to date information. Not only will this facilitate a coordinated response, but it will also provide responding deputies with pertinent safety and contact information.

Alarm Registrations and Annual Fee

The Sheriff’s Office collects registrations and an annual $25 registration fee for all existing and newly installed alarms in which the DCSO is the primary responding agency. Alarm owners failing to submit the required information and application fee may be cited for failing to register their alarm.

Existing alarm holders will receive notice from the Sheriff’s Office or via their alarm company regarding renewals. Your assistance and cooperation with the registration process are greatly appreciated.

Alarm owners also have the option to complete their annual registration and payment online! This option can be used for new registrations or renewals. Each alarm location must be registered separately, and a processing fee of $1.50 will be added for each online transaction.

To learn more about how to use the online registration and payment screens, please click here.

For additional information or to request a physical application form, please contact Lt. Jonathon Triggs at (608) 283-3960.