Skip to main content
This section is included in your selections.

A. It is a violation of this chapter to make an alarm dispatch request for a suspended alarm site.

B. The Alarm Administrator shall notify the police and alarm installation company and/or monitoring company of each alarm user whose alarm permit qualifies for suspension under this chapter. The Alarm Administrator shall suspend an alarm permit if it is determined that:

1. The alarm user has had three or more false alarms within one year after the date of issuance of their annual permit, except that the Alarm Administrator may waive a suspension of a permit upon receipt of documented work orders showing numerous attempts to repair the alarm system;

2. There is a false statement of a material fact in the application of a permit; or

3. The alarm user fails or refuses to pay a permit fee, false alarm fee or late fee assessment pursuant to this chapter.

C. It is unlawful for a monitoring company to make an alarm dispatch request to an alarm site after the company has been notified by the Alarm Administrator that the permit for that alarm site has been suspended. The monitoring company must pay a $200.00 fee to the Alarm Administrator for each such dispatch to an alarm site. If the penalty is not paid to the Alarm Administrator within 30 days, a late fee of $25.00 is hereby imposed on the alarm company.

D. Unless there is a separate indication that there is a crime in progress, Emergency Communications (Dispatch) may not dispatch an officer to an alarm site for which an alarm permit is suspended.

E. If an alarm permit is reinstated, the police may again suspend the alarm permit if it is determined that two false alarms have occurred within 180 days after the reinstatement date. The exception set forth in subsection (B)(1) of this section applies to any such suspension.

F. This section applies to alarm systems, except holdup alarms, robbery alarms and panic alarms, which are subject to suspension at the discretion of the Alarm Administrator. [Ord. 526 § 2, 2010.]