Residents and merchants who currently have or will install a burglar/hold-up alarm system are required to register and pay a yearly permit fee of $25.00 (Village Code Section 6-6-4). This fee only applies to residents and merchants within the corporate Village limits.  


To register, please be sure to choose the appropriate registration form. Applicants can download the PDF and submit the form and payment in person at the Glen Ellyn Police Department or via US Mail. 

Residential Alarm Permit

Residential Alarm Permit (PDF form)

Commercial Alarm Permit

Commercial Alarm Permit (PDF form)

False Alarm Fines

In an effort to encourage responsible alarm system management, the Village allows for three false alarm activations before assessing fines for subsequent alarms.  The fine structure for alarm activations in a single calendar year is: 

1-3 activations: No charge

4-7 activations: $50 each

8-9 activations: $100 each

10 and above:  $200 each