SEC. 11-85.  FIRE ALARM SERVICE FEES AND FINES.
   (A)   The provisions of this section shall not apply to a newly installed fire alarm system.
      (1)   No fee or fine shall be assessed for the first two residential or commercial false fire alarms at the same premises responded to by the fire department during each calendar year. Thereafter, the fire marshal shall have a fire inspector conduct a fire life safety inspection to determine the condition of the facility. A cost recovery fee for all responding units shall apply for additional false alarms at the same premises after the fire life safety inspection.
      (2)   The activation of a fire alarm system will not be considered a false fire alarm if the alarm is activated due to malicious causes beyond the control of the responsible person.
   (B)   Nuisance fire alarms - After the first two residential or commercial false fire alarms at the same premises responded to by the fire department during each calendar year, the fire marshal shall have a fire inspector conduct a complete fire life safety inspection to determine the condition of the facility. A cost recovery fee for all responding units shall apply for additional false alarms at the same premises after the fire life safety inspection.
(Ord. 2951)