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(A) A person commits an offense if he or she operates or causes to be operated an alarm system without an alarm permit or does not comply with the terms and conditions of the permit or application therefor, issued by the Chief. A separate permit is required for each alarm site.
(B) Upon receipt of a completed application form, the Chief shall issue an alarm permit to an applicant unless the applicant has failed to pay a service fee assessed under § 90.24 or has had an alarm permit for an alarm site revoked, due to the violations enumerated in this chapter or for any other revocations or denial permitted under any other chapter granting or denying permits.
(C) Any existing person who has operated an existing alarm system within the city prior to the effective date of this chapter shall have 30 days after the effective date to comply.
(D) Application for alarm permit shall include the following:
(1) Any alarm permit fees as provided for herein under Class B or Class C permits;
(2) The names and relationship of each responsible person in control of the premise;
(3) The street address, location directions and a description of the protected premise;
(4) Information relative to the alarm system type and means of alarm notification;
(5) The nature of any business type account and information relative to the normal business hours of same;
(6) The name, address and local telephone number of any alarm company;
(7) The names and local telephone numbers of a minimum of three user's responding agents for Class A, Class B and Class C systems who have agreed and are reauthorized to:
(a) Receive notification of all respective alarm systems relative to the alarm site;
(b) Respond, when summoned to do so by the Police Department of the city, within a 30-minute period of any alarm notification;
(c) Authorize and arrange for the repair of the alarm system as required; and
(d) Other information required by the Chief which is necessary for the enforcement of this chapter. For Class A systems the information relating to the user's responding agents shall be provided by the alarm company.
(E) Permit holder's fees shall be as follows.
(1) Under Class A alarm permits, where it shall be the duty and responsibility of the alarm company upon contractual agreement between the permit holder and alarm company to monitor, maintain, notify, coordinate and/or provide for any requested alarm response relative to the duties of the user's responding agent there shall be no annual fee required.
(2) Under Class B alarm permits, where the maintaining of current user's responding agent information, as well as where the notification and coordination of the user's responding agents during alarm situations falls upon the Police Department of the city, an annual permit fee of $10 shall apply. The annual Class B permit holder's fee shall offset the city's additional administrative costs.
(3) Under Class C alarm permits, where in addition to the duties relative to Class B permits, the Police Department of the city is required to also monitor incoming alarm notifications for the Class C alarm systems, an annual permit fee of $100 shall apply. The annual Class C permit holder's fee shall offset the city's administrative costs.
(4) Federal and state agencies shall not be required to pay the permit fee as a requirement for issuance, however a permit must be obtained where applicable.
(F) All annual alarm permits shall expire on the last day of each year regardless of the date of issuance and shall be renewable from year to year as required by the Chief on or before the first day of each year thereafter. All alarm permits shall be nonrefundable, nontransferable and payable yearly in advance. Any alarm permit obtained subsequent to the first day of each year but before July 1 shall pay the full amount of the applicable permit fee, and any alarm permit obtained after July 1 shall pay one-half of the applicable permit fee.
(G) Renewal of Class A alarm permits shall be the responsibility of the alarm company and the permit holder. Renewal of Class B or Class C alarm permits, as well as the payment of pertaining fees, shall be the responsibility of the permit holder.
(H) Any false statement of a material matter made by an applicant for the purpose of obtaining an alarm permit shall be sufficient cause for refusal to issue a permit.
(I) An alarm permit shall not be transferred to another person. A permit holder shall notify the Chief, in writing, of any change that alters any information listed on the permit application within ten business days of the change. No fee will be assessed for the changes.
(J) Any fee which may be due and payable under the provisions of this Code owed by an applicant must be paid before a permit may be issued or renewed under the provisions of this division.
(Ord. 460, passed 2-11-1986) Penalty, see § 90.99