Rules & Regulations

Per Alarm Ordinance No. 1401, it is unlawful for any person to have an alarm on their premises unless the alarm is registered with the Sheriff's Office and the registration fees are paid.

​Registration Information

NEW ALARM REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!!! Notices have been mailed out to existing registrants with instructions for how to complete the renewal process by the August 31st deadline. Alarm owners are encouraged to renew online at in 3 Easy Steps, or visit, but can also choose to register and submit payments in-person and by mail. After your initial registration online, you will be contacted via email. All alarm information is stored on a secure server accessible only to Sheriff’s Office staff for the purpose of responding to a sounded alarm.

To register your alarm in person, return the registration form and fees to the alarm division. 

The current fee for new and renewal applications is $20, which goes towards offsetting the expense involved in managing the registration process and maintaining records throughout the year. The Sheriff's Office hopes to reduce or even eliminate this fee in the future as efficiencies are gained from the new online system. 

Updating Information

If you need to update any information throughout the year, please return the registration form to our office and check the "information only" box or alarm owners who use the online system will be able to login at by using email and password that was created to update alarm site information at any time. 

 Please contact the Civil Process Unit at 218-829-4749 with any additional questions or concerns.

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