City ordinance defines a false alarm as an alarm notification to an emergency service department where there was no evidence of an emergency or when the caller notifies the emergency service department that the alarm was false in nature.
Although there are no charges for the first three (3) false alarms during a twelve (12) month period, false alarms in excess of this will be charged a service fee based on the following schedule:
1-3 False Alarms – No Fee
4-5 False Alarms - $50.00
6-7 False Alarms - $75.00
8+ False Alarms - $100.00
Alarm permits are subject to suspension or revocation for excessive false alarms or failure to pay false alarm service fees. Operation of an alarm system without a valid permit may result in a citation being issued and a fine of up to $500.00 for each offense.