It is a city ordinance violation to operate an alarm system without a valid permit. Fees are charged for non-registered (unpermitted) false alarms:
|Type of False Alarm
|Unpermitted false alarm, residential
|Unpermitted false alarm, commercial
|Unpermitted false fire alarm, residential or commercial
NOTE: All outstanding false alarm fees must be paid before a new or renewal permit will be issued.
Fees are associated with calls for both permitted and unpermitted response requests. Locations that have an active alarm permit are subject to service fees for multiple false alarm calls in a 12-month period. These fees help cover the operational costs of public safety resources that are used while responding to excessive false alarms.
A Request for Review form can be submitted for false alarm fines attached to an active alarm permit. All required documentation will be reviewed, and investigators will determine if any false alarm fines will be waived. Contact the Alarms Investigation Office for qualifying details.