(A)   A person commits an offense if he operates or causes to be operated an alarm system without a valid permit issued by the Chief. A separate permit is required for each alarm system. (Optional medical or duress (panic) activation devices whether stationary or portable will be considered as part of a burglary system, and will be covered under a burglary permit which is in good standing.)
   (B)   Upon receipt of a completed application form and a nonrefundable permit fee of $30 for a new permit and $30 for annual permit renewal.
      (1)   Any alarm owned, operated, or leased by any federal, state, county or local government agency a permit may be obtained without the payment of a fee.
      (2)   If a residential alarm user is over the age of 65 and is the primary resident of the dwelling and if no business is conducted in the residence, a user's permit may be obtained without the payment of a fee.
   (C)   The Chief shall issue an alarm permit to an applicant unless the applicant has:
      (1)   Failed to pay the fee assessed under division (B) of this section.
      (2)   Had an alarm permit for the alarm site revoked, and the violation causing the revocation has not been corrected.
   (D)   Each permit applicant must include the following information:
      (1)   The name, address, and telephone numbers of the person who will be the permit holder and be responsible for the proper maintenance and operation of the alarm system and payment of fees assessed under this chapter.
      (2)   The classification of the alarm site as residential, commercial, or apartment.
      (3)   For each alarm system located at the alarm site, the purpose of the alarm system (that is, burglary or robbery).
      (4)   The date of installation or maintenance of the alarm system, whichever is applicable.
      (5)   Other information required by the Chief that is necessary for the enforcement of this chapter.
   (E)   Any false statement of a material matter made by an application for the purpose of obtaining an alarm permit shall be sufficient cause for refusal to issue a permit.
   (F)   An alarm permit cannot be transferred to another person. A permit holder shall inform the Chief of any change that alters any information listed on the permit application within five business days. No fee will be assessed for such changes.
   (G)   All fees owed by an applicant must be paid before a permit may be issued or renewed.
(Ord. passed 6-27-94; Am. Ord. passed 6-1-04; Am. Ord. passed 5-4-10) Penalty, see § 10.99