330 Court Street, Courthouse
Eagle River, WI 54521-8362
Patrick Schmidt, Chief Deputy
Gerard Ritter II, Captain
William Weiss, Jail Administrator
Tele: 715 479-4441
Fax: 715 479-0621
2020 Vilas County Alarm Permit Application
Vilas County Ordinance 9.21(5) ALARM PERMITS
(a) Requirement. No alarm system shall be installed on any property or in any building unless
the alarm user, has been issued a permit by the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office.
las County Ordinance 9.21(6) DUTIES OF THE ALARM BUSINESS
(a) An alarm business shall use enhanced call verification or verified response prior to
requesting a response by emergency services. Enhanced call verification or verified
response shall not be used for holdup, duress, panic or fire alarms.
las County Ordinance 9.21(8) FALSE ALARM FEE
(a) If the Sheriff’s Office responds to a false alarm, the alarm user shall pay the County a false
alarm fee according to the following schedule of fees for any false alarm occurring in a
(i) First two (2) false alarms No charge
(ii) Third, fourth, & fifth false alarm $75.00
(iii) Sixth, seventh, & eighth false alarm $150.00
(iv) Ninth, tenth, & eleventh false alarm $300.00
(v) Twelfth & subsequent false alarm $600.00
The purpose of this ordinance is to reduce the number of false alarms and associated responses to
false alarms. We want alarm companies and alarm users to maintain their alarms and have a contact
list of individuals capable of responding for the owner’s property.
The 2020 cost of the Vilas County Alarm Permit is $25.00.
All permits are good for the calendar year issued. All 2020 permits will be expired after December
Submit applications by mail with payment or email permit and submit payment to the address below.
Vilas County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Lieutenant Greg Fulton
330 Court St.
Eagle River, WI 54521