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(A) An initial application for an alarm system permit shall be on a form provided by the alarm administrator, and shall be filed with the alarm administrator. Renewal applications for alarm system permits shall require the permittee to update the information contained in the initial application. The alarm administrator shall advise the alarm permittee at least 30 days before the permit expires.
(B) The owner or property manager of a multi-unit structure containing alarm systems in unoccupied units or in common, storage, or equipment areas shall obtain an alarm system permit in accordance with subsection (A) of this section for each such alarm system.
(C) Each initial and renewal application shall be submitted with a non-refundable fee, in an amount set by resolution of the city council.
(D) A person whose request to submit an application without paying a fee or surcharge is denied by the alarm administrator may file with the alarm administrator a notice of appeal, stating the reasons why the applicant is entitled to file such application without paying the fee or surcharge. The notice of appeal shall be accompanied by the appeal fee set by resolution of the city council. The appeal procedure is provided in section 11-70.4, excluding subsection (D) thereof. Instead of the procedure provided in subsection 11-70.4(D), the appellant shall first present evidence, by written statement or otherwise, that he or she is entitled to exemption from the fee or surcharge, and the alarm administrator may then present evidence that the appellant is not entitled to exemption.
(E) Permits are not transferable to another alarm user or another alarm site.
(F) Permits shall be issued for one year periods, and are valid from the date the permit is issued until one calendar year after the permit is issued.