All residents and business owners should be aware of the Town of Trumbull's False Alarm Abatement Ordinance (PDF). The purpose of the ordinance is to reduce the number of false alarm activations that are reported to police, through the use of fines. Trumbull Police respond to more than 2,500 false alarms each year.
What alarm users need to know:
All residential and business alarm systems must be registered with the police department, including all monitored and "audible only" systems. There is no cost to register. View the Alarm Registration Form (PDF).
Any change or update to the registration information needs to be submitted to the police department within 60 days, using the same registration form.
If you have already registered your alarm system with the police department and the information provided has not changed, there is no longer any need to submit a renewal form.
There is no requirement for an annual registration or renewal.
Failure to register an alarm system will result in a $100 fine for each year the system is not registered, plus a $50 fine for each false alarm activation.
For registered systems, the third false alarm activation, which causes a police response, will result in a $100 fine. Subsequent activations will result in additional fines on an increasing scale.
For additional information or questions regarding the False Alarm Abatement ordinance, contact the Records Division at 203-261-3665, and press 1.