How much does a false alarm cost?
Burglar Alarms
Burglar alarms are counted by looking at the previous 12 months. Each permit will receive false alarms 1-3 free. Anything greater than 3 false alarms is considered excessive and will be charged as follows:
4th & 5th Alarm is $50.00
6th & 7th Alarm is $75.00
8 or more alarms are $100.00 each and the permit may be suspended.

Robbery Alarms
Robbery alarms are counted by looking at the previous 12 months. Each permit will receive false alarms 1-2 free. Any false robbery alarm after 2 will be charged $75.00 each.

Panic Alarms
Panic alarms are counted by looking at the previous 12 months. Each permit will receive false alarms 1-2 free. Any false panic alarm after 2 will be charged $75.00 each.

Fire Alarms
Fire alarms are counted by looking at the previous 12 months. Each permit will receive false alarms 1-2 free. Any false alarms after 2 will be charged $75.00 each.

As of January 1, 2017, there is a $250 penalty for operating an alarm system without a permit. This penalty is in addition to a citation that could be issued with a fine of up to $500 for each separate violation.

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1. Who is required to have an alarm permit?
2. What happens if I operate my alarm system without having a valid permit?
3. When should I apply for an alarm permit?
4. What methods of payment do you accept?
5. Are alarm permits transferable?
6. How do I cancel my permit?
7. How much does a false alarm cost?
8. Can I appeal false alarm fees?