Every business and private residence wishing to install and use an alarm system shall first obtain the proper permit from the City. A fee is required for the initial registration and annual renewals. Each alarm permit shall be assigned a unique permit number, and the user shall provide the permit number to the alarm company to facilitate law enforcement dispatch. Permits are issued for a calendar year and are subject to renewal prior to the commencement of any subsequent calendar year.
The following links will guide you through the process of creating an account, registering your alarm, and resetting your password.
Please follow the link below to APPLY for your alarm license.
The fees for business or private residences that requires alarm permit are described in the table below:
|Permit Fees (Commercial and Residential Properties)||$25.00/Annual|
|Annual Permit Renewal (Police Response Without a Permit)||$25.00/Annual|
|Alarm Company Permit||$100.00/Annual|
It is hereby found and determined that three (3) or more false private intrusion alarms within a permit year is excessive and shall be a violation of this Ordinance.
Civil fees and constraints around police response for false private intrusion alarms within a permit year shall be assessed against an alarm user as follows:
|Fee Type (Private Intrusion Alarms)||Fee|
|Third False Alarm||$75.00|
|Fourth False Alarm||$150.00|
|Fifth False Alarm||$250.00|
|Sixth and Subsequent False Alarm||$500.00|
It is hereby found and determined that the nature and intent of robbery, hold-up, duress, or panic alarms is to summon emergency personnel to the scene of the alarm for an apparent immediate jeopardy to human life, and that, as such, it is common that such alarms create a significant commitment of emergency personnel and resources.
Therefore, it is hereby found and determined that two or more, false robbery, hold-up, duress, or panic alarms within a permit year is excessive and shall be a violation of this Ordinance.
Civil fees and constraints around police response for false robbery, hold-up, duress, or panic alarms within a permit year may be assessed against an alarm user as follows:
|Fee Type (False Robbery, Hold-Up, Duress, or Panic Alarms)||Fee|
|Second False Alarm||$250.00|
|Third False Alarm||$500.00|
|Fourth and Subsequent False Alarm||$750.00|
Suspension of law enforcement response – Excessive false alarms. After an alarm site has accumulated eight (8) false alarm responses in a twelve (12) month alarm permit period, the Alarm Administrator shall notify the alarm user, the alarm installation company, or the monitoring company, in writing, at least thirty (30) calendar days before police response to an alarm system’s notifications is to be discontinued. Suspension of alarm response does not apply to duress, robbery, holdup, and panic alarms. The notice of suspension must also include the amount of the penalty amount for each false alarm, and a description of the appeals procedure available to the alarm user and the alarm installation company or monitoring company.
Reinstatement of suspended sites for excessive false alarms. A person whose alarm permit has been suspended may obtain reinstatement of the permit by the Alarm Administrator if the person submits to the Alarm Administrator:
- A $25.00 reinstatement fee.
- Sufficient demonstration and articulation, in writing, addressing proactive measures which have been implemented to prevent false alarms in the future.
- Certification from an alarm installation company stating that the alarm has been inspected and/or repaired for any case where repetitive, obvious malfunctioning of the system or the system’s settings has occurred.
Violations of any portion of this Chapter’s administrative requirements are subject to the following civil penalties and fees:
|Failure to Register for an Alarm Permit||$100.00|
|Failure to Renew an Operating or Active Alarm Permit||$100.00|
|Failure to Update Contact Information for Responsible Alarm Users within 30 Days of any Changes or at Permit Renewal||$100.00|
|Other Civil Penalties||$100.00|
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