(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 and valid alarm system permit has been obtained from the Chief of Police or his or her designee; provided, however, no permit shall be required for an alarm system located on a private residence if the only response on the activation of the alarm system is an external sounding alarm that automatically stops within 15 minutes after activation.  If, however, Municipal Emergency Services are routinely notified and dispatched to a private residence to investigate such an activated alarm, a permit shall be required.
   (B)   Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a $50 fine unless an alarm system permit is obtained within ten days after receiving notification of the violation, provided that prior notification of the violation has not been given.
   (C)   However, any false alarm activation occurring within 30 days after installment of a new alarm system shall be exempt from any penalties for "false alarms".
(Ord. 65-8-03, passed 9-9-03)