A.    Permit Required; Types: No person shall operate or install an alarm system without obtaining an alarm user permit for each alarm system on the alarm user's premises. Such permit shall be obtained prior to the installation and prior to the operation of the alarm system. Alarm user permits shall be of three (3) types: 1) permits for police alarm systems; 2) permits for fire alarm systems; and 3) permits for combination police/fire alarm systems. (1974 Code § 907.07)
   B.    Application For Permit: Every applicant for an alarm permit shall file with the police chief, on forms provided by the city, an application stating:
      1.    The name, address and telephone number of the applicant;
      2.    A description of the building property where the alarm system will be located;
      3.    Building location and street number;
      4.    The number of separate alarm systems to be used;
      5.    A description of the type(s) of alarm system(s) to be used, including name and model number of the manufacturer (i.e., police emergency, medical emergency, fire);
      6.    The name of the person or company who will install or, for systems installed prior to June 1, 1994, the person or company who did install the alarm system at the location; and
      7.    The names, addresses and telephone numbers of two (2) persons or companies who can be contacted in the event of an alarm activation. In the event the names, mailing addresses or telephone numbers of the persons or companies to be contacted change, the applicant must supply corrected information to the police chief within five (5) days of the change.
   C.    Review And Issuance Of Permit: The police chief shall review and be responsible for the issuance, reissuance, and renewal of all alarm user permits. (1974 Code § 907.09)
   D.    Nontransferability Of Permit: Alarm user permits are not transferable from one person to another or from one location to another. (1974 Code § 907.07)
   E.    False Alarms; Automatic Revocation; Reissuance:
      1.    A third false police alarm or a third false fire alarm and any false alarm thereafter in any calendar year will result in automatic revocation of the applicable alarm user permit, unless the permit is reissued in accordance with this section. When the police chief determines that such a false police or fire alarm has occurred, the police chief shall notify the alarm user of that determination. The alarm user's permit will be revoked unless, within ten (10) working days of the date of the notice, the alarm user complies with subsection F3 of this section and also submits the required permit fee or establishes to the satisfaction of the police chief that the alarm activation was not a "false alarm" within the meaning of this chapter.
      2.    A false alarm that occurs during the ten (10) day period for reissuance of an alarm user permit shall be treated as requiring an additional reissued permit. For each such false alarm, the alarm user shall pay the permit fee for a reissued permit as provided by this section.
      3.    As a condition for reissuing an alarm user permit revoked under this subsection, the alarm user shall provide the police chief with evidence that the alarm system has been properly serviced and that its deficiencies have been corrected.
      4.    An alarm user whose permit has been revoked may obtain a reissued permit by paying the permit fee for reissuance and by satisfying the provisions of this chapter. A new application is not required, provided that the information on the original application is still accurate. (1974 Code § 907.11)
      5.    The fee for a reissued permit shall be as established by resolution of the city council. (1974 Code § 907.15)
   F.    Suspension Or Revocation Of Permit:
      1.    Grounds: In addition to the automatic revocation process described in subsection E of this section, the police chief may suspend up to ninety (90) days or revoke up to one year any alarm user permit if the police chief finds that any of the fo3llowing has occurred:
         a.    That any provision or condition of this chapter has been violated by an alarm user or his agents.
         b.    That an alarm system has actuated an excessive number of false alarms.
         c.    That the alarm user has knowingly made false statements in or regarding the application for an alarm user's permit.
         d.    That the alarm user has failed to correct or remove violations of this chapter within the time period specified by the police chief in an oral or written notice to the alarm user.
         e.    That the continued use of the alarm system constitutes a substantial threat to the public peace, health, safety or welfare.
      2.    Investigation: All alleged violations defined in subsection F1 of this section shall be investigated by the police department. The alarm user shall be given notice of the proposed revocation or suspension and be provided an opportunity to informally present evidence to the police chief prior to the final decision on revocation or suspension.
      3.    Conditions For Permit Reactivation Or Reissuance: The police chief may impose reasonable conditions for the reactivation of a suspended alarm user permit or the reissuance of a revoked alarm user permit.
      4.    Reactivation Or Reissuance Of Permit: A suspended permit will be reactivated at the end of the period of suspension or upon satisfaction of all conditions imposed under this chapter, whichever is later, and without payment of a reissued permit fee. An alarm user whose permit has been revoked must apply for a reissued permit in accordance with this section. (1974 Code § 907.17)
   G.    Notice And Appeal: Where notice of suspension, automatic revocation, or other revocation is required to be given to an alarm user under this chapter, the notice shall be sent by certified mail to the alarm user's last known address. The notice shall inform the alarm user of: the action to be taken on the permit; the conditions, if any, for reissuance or reactivation of the alarm user's permit; the alarm user's right to an informal hearing before the police chief; and the alarm user's right to appeal the police chief's decision to the city council. The police chief's decision may be appealed to the city council, provided such appeal is filed in writing with the city clerk within fifteen (15) days after mailing of the police chief's decision to the alarm user. If an appeal is taken, the alarm user shall be given at least ten (10) days' advanced, written notice as to when the city council will consider the appeal. The alarm user may present any oral or written evidence to the council on the issues of whether revocation or suspension is justified and on the conditions for reissuance. (1974 Code § 907.19)