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(a) Any fee or false alarm penalty not paid by the due date is delinquent.
(b) Alarm User. Failure by an alarm user to pay any fee or false alarm penalty herein imposed shall result in the following interest and penalties on the alarm user:
(i) If a license fee or false alarm penalty is not paid within 30 days after the same becomes due, the Tax Collector shall add 50 percent to the amount of the stated fee or penalty as a penalty for non-payment.
(ii) In addition to the penalties imposed in this Subsection (b), any alarm user who fails to pay any fee or false alarm penalty imposed by this Article, shall pay interest on the amount of the fee or penalty, exclusive of late payment penalties, plus an additional collection charge for each delinquent account in an amount to be determined by rules and regulations of the Tax Collector. The Tax Collector shall establish collection charges sufficient to reimburse the costs incurred by the City for collecting delinquent fees or penalties. Interest shall be paid at the rate of one percent per month, or fraction thereof. Interest and collection charges shall accrue 90 days after the original due date.
(iii) The penalties, interest and collection charges imposed in this Subsection (b) shall not be collected by the alarm company, but shall be determined and collected by the City and County as set forth hereinafter.
(c) Alarm Companies. Interest and penalties for delinquency in remittance of any fee not remitted shall be assessed as follows:
(i) Any alarm company who fails to remit any fee imposed by this Article within 10 days after receipt of written notice from the Tax Collector of such failure shall pay a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the fee.
(ii) If the Tax Collector determines that the nonpayment of any remittance due hereunder is due to fraud or an intentional disregard of the provisions of this Article or of any applicable rule or regulation of the Tax Collector, a penalty of 100 percent of the amount of the fee shall be added thereto in addition to the penalty stated in subparagraph (i) of this Subsection.
(iii) In addition to the penalties imposed in this Subsection (c), any alarm company who fails to remit any fee imposed by this Article shall pay interest on the amount of the fee, exclusive of penalties, from the date on which the remittance first became delinquent until paid. Interest shall be paid at the rate of one percent per month, or fraction thereof.
(Added by Ord. 30-03, File No. 021995, App. 2/28/2003)