The purpose of the Alarm Ordinance is to encourage security alarm users and alarm businesses to maintain the operational reliability and the proper use of alarm systems thereby limiting unnecessary police emergency responses to false alarms/alarm malfunctions.
Alarm ordinance applications and information packets can be picked up at two locations: the Police Department at 5790 Margate Blvd., and the Neighborhood Policing Division at 1827 Banks Rd. Applications may also be downloaded from the Alarm Ordinance tab on the police department homepage. The information packets contain what you need to know about getting a permit. It includes information on the one time fee of $25.00, the $100.00 assessment for anyone operating a non- permitted alarm system, alarm system operation and maintenance, false alarm notifications and fine schedule, and revocation or loss of the alarm permit.