YES - all Burglar Alarm systems must be registered with the Police Department at time of installation.
I purchased a new home with an alarm system already installed. Do I have to register it again?
YES - if you have purchased a home with a pre-existing Burglar Alarm System, you must contact the Police Department to register with new ownership information.
Is there a fee for registering an alarm system?
YES - All alarm registrations are $30. There is also a $10 yearly maintenance fee for all registered alarms. The $30 initial registration fee is due with your registration form. The $10 yearly maintenance fee is billed during the first quarter of the year.
Are there fines for False Alarms?
YES -First false alarm per calendar year: warning. Second false alarm per calendar year: $50. Third false alarm per calendar year: $100. Fourth false alarm per calendar year: $100. Fifth and subsequent false alarm per calendar year: $250.
I accidentally set off my alarm, but told them not to come. Is that a False Alarm?
YES - Once our Communications Center receives notice from the Alarm Company that there is an alarm at your location, our officers must respond and verify that there is not a problem.
My Alarm is not functioning properly and goes off for no reason. Is that a False Alarm?
YES - Anytime our officers respond to an alarm and it is an accidental activation or equipment malfunction it is considered a false alarm. Please contact your alarm monitoring company to maintain proper functioning of your alarm system.
How do I pay?
You can drop off your payment at the Police Administration window at the West Chester Police Department or mail us your check or money order made out to:
West Chester Police Department Attn: Staci King - Police Administration 401 East Gay Street West Chester, PA 19380
We do not accept credit cards or online payments at this time.