Alarm Registration

Effective July 1, 2005 , all Township residential and commercial property owners with alarm devices must register their systems with the Bedminster Police Department.

ALARM REGISTRATIONS WILL EXPIRE JANUARY 31, 2017. Registration forms are available on the Township website under Registrations and Forms or at the Police Department, 55 Miller Lane, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday, and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday.

The Alarm Administrator is Duane Kavanaugh of the Police Department. 

Mr. Kavanaugh is available from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Telephone: (908) 212-7024 

Registration Procedure

The yearly registration period will be from February 1st to January 31st. All alarm registrations will expire on January 31st of each year, and a renewal application must be submitted by that date.

The annual registration fee of $20.00. Upon registration the Alarm Administrator will issue a decal with a registration number and year for the property owner to display on the primary entrance or closest visible location.

Certain information is required, including but not limited to: 

(1) The name, address and telephone number of the owner and user of the Alarm Device.

(2) The location of the Alarm Device within the building.

(3) The name and address of the installer of the Alarm Device.

(4) The name and phone number of the alarm company.

(5) The alarm owner’s account numbers. 

(6) The phone number of the central alarm station.

(7) The specific type of Alarm Device.

(8) A list of two (2) names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons to be contacted in the event of an alarm, other than the applicant, who have knowledge of the Alarm System.

(9) State License and Certificate by Alarm System Installer or Engineer (initial installations).

(10) Any other information deemed necessary by the Alarm Administrator 

All information shall be held in strict confidence, and shall not be subject to the New Jersey State Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”), N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq.


17-4.1 For False Alarms within any twelve (12) month period, the following penalties/summons will apply: 

a. For the first False Alarm, a written notice from the Alarm Administrator confirming the False Alarm shall be issued.

b. For the second False Alarm, a written notice from the Alarm Administrator confirming the False Alarm shall be issued.

c. For the third False Alarm, a fine not to exceed Fifty ($50.00) Dollars shall be imposed.

d. For the fourth False Alarm, a fine not to exceed Two Hundred ($200.00) shall be imposed.

e. For the fifth False Alarm, a fine not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) Dollars shall be imposed.

f. For any False Alarm in excess of five (5), the registered owner of the Alarm Device, or their designated representative, shall be issued a summons, be required to make a court appearance, and be subject to a fine of not less than Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars and not to exceed One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty ($1,250.00) Dollars, or such other relief the court may deem appropriate.

17-4.2 Fines under this Section 4 may be joint and several against all persons owning an Alarm Device and any alarm company or occupant of a premises in which an Alarm Device is installed.

17-4.3 The Alarm Administrator shall cause to be investigated each false alarm and shall maintain records of each such event.

17-4.4 All summonses are answerable to the Bedminster Township Municipal Court.

Alarm Company Registration Required

All Alarm Agents and Alarm Businesses presently conducting or intending to conduct business within the Township shall register with the Alarm Administrator prior to installation of any alarm systems. The Alarm Administrator will provide the Alarm Agent or Alarm Business with the application forms that will list: Company’s name, address and telephone number; owner’s name, address and telephone; description of the services to be provided; and a copy of State of New Jersey Electrical and/or Department of Consumer Affairs License.

Alarm Registration Form: