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Register Your Alarm & Sign Up for OC Alerts!

Accidental Alarm Program: Register Today, It's Free!
The Town of Chapel Hill implemented the Accidental Alarm Registration Program one 
year ago. So far, 2,453 residential and 1,136 commercial alarm systems have been registered through the program. As a reminder, the registration continues to be open for all residential and commercial alarms in Chapel Hill. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of accidental burglar, fire and medical alarms that public safety employees respond to each year. 

There is no cost or fee to register your alarm system. Registration is not required on an annual basis but the Town encourages alarm owners to update their contact information annually. 

Registering alarms, or updating your information, is free and convenient online at or by calling toll-free 1-855-725-7107 to register by phone.  

If you have questions about the program or ordinance, please contact Police Lt. Mitch McKinney at 919-968-2764 or email 

Register for OC Alerts and Stay Informed 
Get alerted about emergencies and other urgent community news by signing up for OC Alerts, powered by Everbridge. This system enables the Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro, OWASA, and Orange County Government to provide you with 
critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, evacuations, missing persons, and water/sewer emergencies.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. For more information and to register, visit:  

To receive assistance signing up by telephone, reach the Town of Chapel Hill at 919-968-2743.
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