Why get an alarm permit?

Having a permit may help avoid fines for excessive or false alarms by giving police the ability to proactively track problems. Administrative fees are issued for excessive false alarms, even if you have a permit. Alarm owners are allowed three false alarms within a 365-day period. Any false alarms beyond that point are deemed excessive and will result in an administrative fee being assessed. The cost (false alarm charges) of the invoices are:

  • $50 fee for 4 to 5 alarms in any 12-month period
  • $75 fee for 6 to 7 alarms in any 12-month period
  • $100 fee for 8-plus false alarms in any 12-month period

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1. Why get an alarm permit?
2. How to get a permit?
3. How to much is a permit?
4. How often do I have to renew?
5. I’ve never had an alarm permit – who is required to get a permit?
6. I have a fire alarm and a security alarm. Do I have to get two permits?
7. I just moved into a new home/business with an existing alarm. Is the old permit still valid?
8. If my alarm goes off by accident, can I do anything?
9. What can I do to prevent false alarms?