(A)   It shall be unlawful for a person who owns or controls property to operate, cause to be operated or permit the operation of an alarm system on that property unless a current alarm system permit has been obtained from the Lawrence Police Department Administration office; provided, however, no permit shall be required for an alarm system located on a private residence if the only response on activation of the alarm system is an external sounding alarm that automatically stops within 15 minutes after activation.  If police are routinely notified and dispatched to a private residence to investigate an activated alarm, a permit shall be required.
   (B)   Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a $25 fine unless an alarm system permit is obtained within 15 days after receiving notification of the violation, provided that the violation is not a second or subsequent violation.  Subsequent violations will be subject to penalties in § 3-3-8-1.
   (C)   Any activation occurring within 30 days after installation of a new alarm system shall be exempt.
(Am. Ord. 4, 2015, passed 3-18-2015; Am. Ord. 1, 2016, passed 3-7-2016) Penalty, see § 3-3-8-15