Pertinent Excerpts of Ordinance No. 29383-97
§112.260 - §112.999 Dayton's RCGO
- False Alarm Defined - The activation of an alarm system through mechanical failure, malfunction, improperly installed or improperly maintained alarm system equipment, or the negligence of the owner or lessee of an alarm system or his/her employees or agent. False alarm shall not include those resulting from causes identified and determined to be beyond the control of the owner or lessee. An alarm canceled by the operator within five (5) minutes of activation shall not be considered a false alarm.
- Within ninety (90) calendar days of receiving your alarm permit application, every alarm user shall be registered with the Dayton Police Department. Each alarm user shall pay to the City of Dayton, a one time alarm user fee in the amount of Ten Dollars ($10). No permit issued under the provisions of this ordinance shall be transferred. Any resident or business who does not currently own an alarm system shall not make an alarm system operational until an alarm user’s permit has been properly obtained.
- If any alarm system produces two (2) false alarms in any twelve (12) consecutive month period, written notice of that fact shall be given by regular mail or delivery to the subscriber. Upon the third (3rd) false alarm produced by any alarm system within any twelve (12) consecutive month period, an administrative fee of Fifty Dollars ($50) shall be assessed, fourth (4th) false alarm One Hundred Dollars ($100), fifth (5th) false alarm One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150), sixth (6th) false alarm Two Hundred Dollars ($200).
- Upon the seventh (7th) false alarm produced by any alarm system in any 12 (12) consecutive month period, an administrative fee of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250) shall be assessed and a disconnect order issued. The Director of Police will order an Alarm User to disconnect an alarm system immediately so signals are not emitted to the Police Department either directly or indirectly.
- The Alarm User may appeal whether or not a false alarm has occurred. A written request for an appeal must be submitted to the Director of Police within thirty (30) calendar days after notice of the false alarm warning, administrative fee or disconnect order.
- Any person who fails to pay any charge for a false alarm as proved in this ordinance and which remains unpaid for thirty (30) days after the date of invoice for a false alarm(s), shall be ordered by the Director of Police to immediately disconnect the alarm system so that it does not signal the Police Department either directly or indirectly.
- Any person who fails to disconnect the alarm system as ordered by the Director of Police and the alarm system thereafter continues to emit false alarms, shall be deemed to have committed a minor misdemeanor.
- An alarm system may be reconnected only if satisfactory evidence is provided to the Director of Police that the alarm system has been repaired so that it does not emit further false alarms, and upon payment of all delinquent charges assessed for false alarms.