Sharon K Gadd, License Manager
LICENSE SECTION FEE INCREASES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2003
ORD NO. 0868-2003
PUBLISHED June 28, 2003 Columbus City Bulletin 26
NOTICE TO ALARM USERS
- All users of alarm systems, both police or fire, are required to obtain a permit before using the system. This includes alarm systems installed by the user and which may or may not be monitored. To download a copy of the Alarm User Application - (PDF) click here.Use of any alarm system while it is not properly registered is a minor misdemeanor and may result in a required court appearance.
- A separate permit is not required for users having both a police and fire alarm system.
- The permit fee is twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for a 2-year period plus a ten-dollar ($10.00) application fee, for a total cost of thirty-five dollars ($35.00).
- Service Fees:
False Alarms per permit year:
1-2 No Charge
3-4 each $100.00
5-6 each $200.00
7,8 & 9 each $400.00
10 and above $800.00
- During the permit period, the alarm user must notify the License Section of any change of information on the original application. The permit holder will be responsible for all fees incurred unless the License Section is notified in writing that the user has moved.
- The permit may be transferred to a new address by the permit holder but may not be transferred to another person.
- Upon receipt of any false alarm report, the alarm user may appeal such false alarm by submitting a written explanation as to the actual cause of the alarm within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of the false alarm.
False alarms may be dismissed under the following conditions:
- Equipment malfunction; with verification letter from your alarm company.
- Burglary, attempted burglary, or vandalism if proper police report has been filed.
False alarms will not be dismissed for the following reasons:
- Low battery in alarm back-up system;
- Premises left unsecured;
- Defective locks;
- Loose fitting windows and doors;
- Improper use of alarm system by the user.
- Each alarm user will be mailed a renewal invoice prior to expiration of the permit. If, for some reason, it is not received, the alarm user is still responsible for renewing the permit prior to its expiration.
- An alarm user permit is subject to revocation for excessive false alarms or nonpayment of service fees.
- 597.97(B) All fees, once processed, shall be nonrefundable. (Ord. 1785-98 § 1 (part).