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Pursuant to the Code of Ordinances of the Village of Matteson, a burglar alarm system connected to an outside source must be registered with the Matteson Police Department. A completed Burglar Alarm System Registration Form is required so that we have up-to-date emergency information in the event of an activated alarm at your address. Also, after testing the alarm with your alarm company, a signature is required at the bottom of the form (whether by you or your alarm technician) assuring that your alarm is in proper working order. This form is to be completed and returned to the Matteson Police Department Alarm Administration annually.

The fee is $20.00 for a residential permit and $35.00 for a business permit. The permit is required to be renewed on a yearly basis and the fiscal year runs May 1 to April 30. (Alarm permit renewal invoices will be mailed out in April of every year to alarm registrants for the upcoming fiscal year.)

You are allowed two false alarms per fiscal year. When three or more false alarms occur within the fiscal year, fines are assessed as follows:

  • 1st False Alarm - $0.00
  • 2nd False Alarm - $0.00
  • 3rd False Alarm - $50.00
  • 4th False Alarm - $100.00
  • 5th False Alarm - $150.00
  • 6th False Alarm - $200.00.

Each subsequent False Alarm is assessed at $250.00 each.

Your completed Registration Form and invoice payment should reach us within 30 days of your alarm activation and/or receipt of your invoice. Failure to comply with the provisions of this ordinance shall result in the filing of a quasi-criminal complaint (citation for a violation of ordinance). On conviction you can be fined up to $750.00 for each offense.

If you no longer have a burglar alarm system connected to an outside source at this address, or if you have any other questions, please contact Alarm Administration at: (708) 283-4725, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.