§ 127.12  PENALTY; FINES FOR FALSE ALARMS.
   Metro Government elects to enforce this chapter as a civil offense and it shall be enforced through the Code Enforcement Board as provided in §§ 32.275 et seq., including provisions relating to the imposition of fines, charges, and fees.
   As of the effective date of this subchapter, any alarm user whose alarm system generates false alarm dispatches in any floating calendar year shall be assessed a civil penalty as determined by the following schedule.
 
Number of False Alarms (within a floating calendar year)
Registered Alarm Users (Fine Amount)
Unregistered Alarm Users (Alarm Fine Amount + Unregistered $15 User Fine)
1
First Warning Notice
$15 Registration Fee + First Warning Notice
2
Final Warning Notice
$15 + Final Warning Notice
3
50
65
4
50
65
5+
$100
$115
 
   If the person fails to respond to the citation within seven days as referenced above, the person shall be deemed to have waived the right to a hearing.  In this event, the Code Enforcement Board shall enter a final order determining that the violation was committed and impose the civil penalty if appealed, as set forth above.  This section shall apply to all false alarm dispatches except for those that are in response to a hold-up alarm.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 156-2021, approved 11-11-2021)