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The Kane County Sheriff's Office will charge and collect fees and/or fines based upon the following schedule.
A. Fee And Fine Schedule:
1. Any alarm user who has more than one false alarm within a calendar year at a single protected location will be assessed fines according to the following schedule, and the alarm user will be issued a fine. False alarm response fines will be charged in the following manner:
Fees And Fines
Fees And Fines
Alarm permit registration fee
Failure to register alarm system:
False alarm fine:
First and/or second
Fourth and each subsequent false alarm thereafter
Multiple false alarms, in 1 calendar day, may be counted as 1 alarm incident at the discretion of the Alarm Administrator
2. If a false alarm is caused by technical and/or a system maintenance issue, then the false alarm event may be waived by the Alarm Administrator, upon evidentiary proof, provided by the alarm user, that the alarm system has been maintained and/or repaired within thirty (30) days of the date of the false alarm event. The alarm user will be responsible for submitting written documentation as supplied by the alarm company warranting and/or documenting the repair within the thirty (30) day grace period. Send repair documentation to: Kane County Sheriff's Office, Attn: Alarm Administrator, 37W755 Illinois Route 38, Suite A, St. Charles, IL 60175.
3. The Kane County Sheriff's Office will notify the alarm user, in writing, or via best method of contact, of each instance wherein the Sheriff's Office has recorded a false alarm. The alarm user will have the opportunity within thirty (30) days from the date of notification to submit a report and/or speak with the Alarm Administrator, or their designee, for the purpose of showing cause as to whether circumstances exist to warrant voiding the false alarm recordation. The Alarm Administrator, or their designee, shall review the alarm user's report and/or speak with the alarm user and issue a written finding to the alarm user as to whether or not the false alarm recorded will be voided.
4. No person will install, cause to be installed, maintain, or cause to be maintained, any automatic voice tape dialer service that dials a central dispatch/radio dispatch telephone line. The caller, a natural person, must be able to convey the nature of the call. Prerecorded voice messages are prohibited by the nature of this chapter. It is unlawful for an individual to allow an automatic alarm, automatic dialing device, or automatic alerting device which causes a central dispatch telephone to be activated; and, whose purpose is to establish an open telephone line with the specific intent that a conversation between parties not actively speaking into the telephone instrument be heard by central dispatch in order to directly access emergency services based on an overheard conversation or lack of conversation. (Ord. 17-226, 8-8-2017)