Sec. 2.5-3. Same--Application; nontransferability; exceptions.


(a)   Every alarm user shall obtain an alarm user's permit from the alarm coordinator within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this chapter or prior to use of an alarm system. Each alarm user must provide to the alarm coordinator on a form provided by the 911 communications center the name, address, and telephone number of the alarm user and of the alarm business, if any, with whom the alarm user has contracted for maintenance of the alarm system. Each alarm user shall also provide the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of a minimum of two persons who can be contacted 24 hours a day and seven days a week to turn off or deactivate an alarm system. It shall be the obligation of the alarm user to keep this information current and correct through supplementary notifications filed from time to time on the same form. Alarm permits are nontransferable. Each building, structure or facility maintaining one or more alarm systems must obtain an alarm user's permit. Each permit shall bear the signature of the alarm coordinator and shall be physically upon the premises using the alarm system and shall be available for inspection by the chief of police, fire chief or their designated representatives or any police officer or fire fighter. There shall be no charge for the alarm user's permit.


(b)   Alarm users shall submit, with their permit application to the alarm coordinator, a release of liability releasing the city, any police officer, fire fighter and any other city employee from damages caused either personally or to any property, when in response to the activation of such alarm system.


(c)   The issuance date of alarm permits shall be the actual date of issuance of said permit unless such alarm system has recorded a false alarm prior to obtaining a permit, then such date of issuance shall be the date of the first false alarm received; provided, however, that all such permits shall expire on September 30 of each year and shall be subject to renewal.


(d)   An alarm user which is a governmental political unit or subdivision shall be subject to this chapter. The city and its departments and divisions shall not be subject to the payment of any fees or imposition of any penalty as provided herein. 


Source: Ord. No. 3125, 3, 2-22-83; Ord. No. 3404, 1, 5-19-86; Ord. No. 4546, 1, 8-6-01; Ord. No. 4687, 1, 9-2-03