Residential Alarm Permit
Emergency response to fire and burglar alarms is a critical component of their effectiveness. To make sure that the South Holland Police and Fire Departments have current emergency contact information for all alarm users, the village requires an annual alarm permit.
Initial fee for alarm permit:
- $25 – residential
- $50 – business
Permits are available at the Village Collector’s Office, 16226 Wausau Ave. If a permit is not on file at the time an alarm call is dispatched, a municipal ordinance ticket will be issued, and a court appearance is mandatory, with a maximum fine of $750.
Permits are renewed annually. A notice will be mailed in December of every year and is due by Jan. 1. Annual renewal fee:
- $0.00 – residential
- $25 – business
Alarm permits renewed after Jan. 31 of each year will incur a fee of $25 for residential and $50 for business permits. Each year, South Holland emergency personnel respond to nearly 3,000 alarms. Approximately 98 percent are false alarms. That is more than eight false alarms per day. Each business or home is allowed two false alarms per calendar year. Each false police alarm will result in a $50 fine, while false or malfunctioning fire alarms will result in a $200 fine.