§ 717.05  FALSE ALARMS.
   (A)   A charge of $75 shall be assessed for any false alarm received through equipment described above, or for any false alarm received from any other alarm service for law enforcement service. Such fee shall be assessed against the property owner for whom the false alarm was made.
   (B)   A charge of $150 shall be assessed for any false alarm received through equipment described above, or for any false alarm received from any other alarm service for fire protection service. Such fee shall be assessed against the property owner for whom the false alarm was received. The monies received under this section shall be credited to the Fire/Emergency Medical Service Fund.
   (C)   A charge of $75 shall be assessed for any false alarm received through equipment described above, or for any false alarm received from any other alarm service for emergency medical services. Such fee shall be assessed against the property owner for whom the false alarm was received. The monies received under this section shall be credited to the Fire/Emergency Medical Service Fund.
   (D)   Each alarm equipment supplier that installs an automatic protection device within the city must obtain a permit for such installation, if required by the Building Code or Fire Code. Each fire alarm installing contractor must have a valid certificate from the State Fire Marshal's office to install the automatic protection device. In the event a permit is not required either by the Building Code or Fire Code, the installer is responsible for notifying the city concerning the installation so that the alarm database can be undated.
   (E)   Notwithstanding the fee to be assessed, as set forth above, no charge shall be made for the first two false alarms per alarm installation in any one quarter of a calendar year; nor shall there be any charge for a false alarm to which there is no response by the Department of Safety; nor when the cause has been proven to be an act of God; nor when the alarm has been properly reported out of service, provided that it be repaired within a reasonable period of time.
   (F)   For violation of the chapter, for failure to properly maintain an installation or when the number of false alarms for any installation equals 12 in any 12-month period, the Director of Public Safety may serve written notice upon a property/alarm owner of intent to terminate responses for any alarm. Such notice shall be given not less than seven days prior to revocation.
(Ord. passed 7-25-72; Am. Ord. 5269, passed 12-9-80; Am. Ord. 5308, passed 5-12-81; Am. Ord. 6186, passed 3-22-88; Am. Ord. 2010-048, passed 4-27-10)  Penalty, see § 717.99