A. Permit required. No alarm subscriber shall install, replace, maintain, or operate an alarm system within the city, excepting government and public school buildings, without applying for and receiving an alarm system permit in accordance with the provisions of this section. Following thirty (30) days' prior written notification, any alarm system which has been installed, replaced, maintained, or operated without a valid permit may be placed on non-response status by the Alarm Officer according to the procedures set forth in § 8.38.110 of this chapter until a permit has been issued or renewed. Permits for the installation, use and maintenance of automatic dialing devices are subject to the provisions of § 8.38.130 of this chapter.
B. Applications. Applications for an alarm system permit shall be filed with the Alarm Permit Coordinator on forms provided by the Alarm Permit Coordinator. The application shall be signed and verified by the alarm subscriber and shall contain such information as the Alarm Permit Coordinator may deem necessary. If the Alarm Permit Coordinator finds the application is complete and the information is true and correct, and the applicant is otherwise in compliance with all provisions of this code, a permit shall be issued. Permits for alarm systems shall not be transferable. Applications for alarm system permits and the information contained thereon shall be confidential and the Alarm Officer and Alarm Permit Coordinator shall not release such application or the information contained thereon to any person except as may be necessary in the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter, or otherwise as provided by law.
C. Fees. An alarm subscriber applying for or renewing an alarm system permit shall pay the fee established by resolution of the City Council. Such fee shall not exceed the cost to the city in processing the application and administering the permit.
D. Alarm contact information. The alarm subscriber shall supply on the application for permit the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) persons to notify in the event of an alarm activation. If the alarm subscriber has entered into a service contract with an alarm company operator, or any other service company, which provides responses on a 24-hour basis, emergency telephone numbers of such company shall be deemed to satisfy this requirement. The name, address and 24-hour telephone number of the alarm subscriber’s alarm company operator shall be provided.
E. Permit term. Each permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be valid from the date of issuance through the following June 30, or for such other period as may be established by the Alarm Permit Coordinator.
F. Display of permit. The permit shall be kept on the premises and posted where the alarm system is located, or elsewhere as required by regulations promulgated by the Alarm Permit Coordinator.
G. Rules and regulations. The Alarm Permit Coordinator may promulgate additional rules and regulations implementing the provisions of this chapter. Such rules and regulations may include, but are not limited to, establishing criteria for the waiver of fees consistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter.
(Ord. 1068, passed 5-18-04; Am. Ord. 1072, passed 7-20-04)