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Title: 9 - Public Peace, Morals and Safety

Chapter: 18 - Alarm Systems

Section: 70 - Alarm system permit

A.  No person shall install or cause to be installed, use, maintain or possess an alarm system on premises owned or in the possession or control of such person, within the county unless an alarm system permit is first obtained from the sheriff in accordance with this section, and remains valid and in effect. The alarm user shall be the applicant. Applications may be transmitted to the sheriff by an alarm agent or an alarm business. The application for an alarm system permit shall be submitted on a form as prescribed by the sheriff and shall include the address and telephone number of the applicant and the person who will render the service or repairs during any hour of the day or night, and the type or types of systems to be utilized. The application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of twenty dollars.

B.  A separate permit shall be required for each separate building. Within a mall or other building shared by more than one business entity, a separate permit shall be required for each separate business entity. Each separate building or separate business shall be subject to the fee established in subsection A of this section. Robbery alarm, intrusion alarm, disturbance alarm and fire alarm systems shall each have a separate permit, but any combination thereof may be included in a single application upon payment of a single fee for each building or entity. Each permit shall represent a separate system, and false-alarm records shall be maintained for each such separate system.

C.  The permit shall be denied by tile sheriff if the monitored alarm system proposed is not approved pursuant to Section 9.18.080 or if the audible alarm system has previously been the subject or revocation. Any such denial may be appealed by the alarm user to the county board of supervisors. A notice of appeal must be filed with the board of supervisors within twenty days after denial of tile permit. The board of supervisors shall render a decision on the appeal no later than the next regular meeting of the board following a hearing which shall be held no later than the second regular meeting of tile board following tile receipt of the notice of appeal. (Ord. 85-10 (part), 1985.)