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Alarm Registration

Register your alarm with Princeton Police
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Detective Sgt. Ben Gering

`Per Municipal ordinance 2015-23 all residential and commercial alarms must be registered with the Princeton Police Department every two years. Ordinance 2017-14 is a revised fee schedule for the alarm registration. Please take a moment to review these ordinances before completing the registration form. If you have any questions contact the Princeton Police Department at 609-921-2100 option 1.

If you are going away and your house will be vacant for a period of time-do not include that information on the registration form complete this form for the Police Department to check your residence while you are away.

FAQ’s

Why am I required to register my alarm? Town ordinances 2015-23 & 2017-14 requires that all alarms be registered within 30 days of installation and re-registered every two years. Alarm users may view the biennial registration period as an opportunity to update their alarm/monitoring company and contact information. However, users are encouraged to contact Police Records at any time during the year to add or delete contact information as necessary. Up to date contact information is important should we need to reach you, or reach a person who is familiar with your alarm.

I had a false alarm, what should I do? False alarms can generally be placed in two categories, human and mechanical error. Instruct your alarm users to the correct procedure for your alarm and what to do in the event of a false alarm. For users of a monitoring company, a false alarm must be cancelled through the monitoring company (contact your company for their procedure). If an alarm is cancelled prior to police arriving on scene, you will not be charged for the false alarm. Alarms require maintenance from time to time and, unfortunately, you may not be aware that your alarm needs servicing until you have a false alarm. If you experience a false alarm due to a mechanical problem, have your system serviced and submit a copy of the repair paperwork to Police Records; your false alarm will be removed from your record. Summonses are time sensitive, so systems must be repaired immediately so as not to incur court costs. It is our goal that alarm users maintain their alarms so as not to incur fines, and use the alarms correctly to keep people and property secure.

I’m moving, what do I need to do? When you sell your property or vacate as a tenant (residential or commercial), let us know so that we remove your name from our alarm file and you do not incur a fine for non-registration. However, if you retain ownership of the property and the alarm is not disabled (panel is lighted, shows zones, etc.) you must register since the alarm is still wired and active.

I don’t use my alarm, do I need to register?  Any person who installs, has installed, operates, maintains or owns any alarm system designed to summon the police, fire or other municipal agency to your location in response to any type of alarm signal must register.

Alarm Guidelines

Any alarm that is designed to summon the Princeton Police or fire department or other municipal agency to any location in response to any type of alarm signal is required to be registered, and is subject to fines for chargeable false alarms (the exception is individual smoke detectors and CO alarms)

Burglar Alarm

A burglar alarm will be chargeable unless:

  • Patrol finds evidence of a burglary or attempted burglary
  • Patrol finds the alarm was set off due to extreme weather conditions/power outages
  • Patrol finds a circumstance exists where the alarm acted properly with no fault of the homeowner (example: a tree branch or baseball goes through a window)

Fire Alarm

A fire alarm will be chargeable unless:

  • Patrol finds evidence of an actual fire or smoke condition in the residence
  • Patrol finds that an alarm was activated by dust or fumes caused by work or other activities being done in the residence.
  • Patrol finds that a pull station was activated for a legitimate reason
  • Patrol finds a circumstance exists where the alarm acted properly with no fault of the homeowner (example: careless cooking)

Cancelled Alarms

A monitored alarm may only be cancelled if notification is received by dispatch from the monitoring company prior to the arrival of patrol.

Independent Devices

Activations of independent (individual smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors) which are installed within a structure for the purpose of alerting only the occupants and is not monitored by a person or company for the purposes of notifying the police or fire departments are not chargeable.

 

Click here to complete the registration online.

Witherspoon-Jackson Historic District

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

Mercer County Affordable Housing Veterans Residence provides rental units for low-income veterans. The rental property is located at 2280 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619. For more information, visit:

For eligibility and requirements, download the PDF handbook at:

http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_manual.pdf

To view the application, download a PDF copy at: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_application.pdf

For more information, contact the Mercer County Affordable Housing Program at:

640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone: (609) 989-6858, Fax (609) 989-0306

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

3.4.2      Municipality-Specific Housing Programs

In Alphabetical Order by Municipality

Ewing: The Township of Ewing coordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with

Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Ewing@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=jefferson

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Townshipcoordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Hamilton@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=hamiltonwelcome

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Township Housing and Urban Development Office provides information regarding Community Development Block Grant Program (i.e. housing rehabilitation), rental assistance (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and affordable housing.

2090 Greenwood Avenue, P.O. Box 00150 Hamilton, NJ 08650

Phone: (609) 890-3675, Fax: (609) 890-3525

Email: JBlakely@hamiltonnj.com

Web: www.hamiltonnj.com/HUD

 

Hopewell Township: TheTownship of Hopewell affordable housing program provides both for sale homes and rental units. Hopewell’s Affordable Sales are managed by Princeton Community Housing Development Corporation.

One Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3822, ext. 5

Email: necall@princetoncommunityhousing.org

Web: https://www.princetoncommunityhousing.org/communities/hopewell-township-affordable-sales-program

 

Hopewell Borough: Hopewell Borough provides affordable housing in accordance with COAH. Contact the affordable housing liaison for more information.

88 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Phone: (609) 466-2636, Fax: (609) 466-8511

Email: Michele.hovan@hopewellboro-nj.us

Web: www.hopewellboro-nj.us/departments/administration/affordable-housing/          

 

Hightstown Housing Authority serves low income residents of the Borough of Hightstown and the surrounding areas.

131 Rogers Avenue, Hightstown, NJ 08520

Phone: (609) 448-2268, Fax: (609) 426-9440

Email: kleprevost@Hightstownhousing.org

Web: www.hightstownhousing.org/default.aspx

 

Lawrence Township: Lawrence Township provides affordable housing for both purchasers and renters.

2207 Lawrence Road, P.O. Box 6006, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 844-7087, Fax: (609) 896-0412

Email: Alink@lawrencetwp.com

Web: www.lawrencetwp.com/affhousing.html

 

Pennington Borough has limited affordable housing properties, which are advertised through the New Jersey Housing Resource Center at www.nj.gov/njhrc/find.

For more information, contact the Affordable Housing Liaison:

30 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534-0095

Phone: (609) 737-0276

Email: eheinzel@penningtonboro.org (Eileen Heinzel, current affordable housing liaison)

Web: www.nj.gov/njhrc/find or www.penningtonboro.org

           

Princeton Housing Authority (PHA) is a government corporation that provides housing for low income families in Princeton while promoting self-sufficiency. PHA owns and manages 236 apartments for families, seniors, and disabled residents in addition to five developments in Princeton. Units may have income requirements.

1 Redding Circle, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3448

Web: www.princetonhousing.org/

 

Robbinsville Township: Robbinsville Township provides affordable housing for both sale and rent. For more information, contact the Municipal Housing Liaison/Administrative Agent, Gail Pfister.

2298 Route 33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Phone: (609) 259-3600 ext. 110

Email: gailp@robbinsville.net

Web: www.robbinsville-twp.org/departments/affordable_housing/index.php

 

Trenton Housing Authority (THA) provides affordable housing for Trenton residents. For a listing of affordable rental properties in the City of Trenton, visit www.trentonnj.org/ documents/rental_housing_list.doc (Word document). For Trenton Housing Authority eligibility requirements, visit www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing.

875 New Willow Street, Trenton, NJ 08638

Phone: (609) 278-5000

Web: www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing

 

West Windsor: TheTownship of West Windsor affordable housing programs are coordinated in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. Sales and rentals are available for low and moderate income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Info@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=wwtwp

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