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14B.10.030 Alarm User Permits Required.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 179767, effective November 30, 2005.)
 
A. Every alarm user shall obtain an alarm user’s permit for each system from the Coordinator’s Office within 30 days of the time when the system becomes operative. Users of systems with both robbery and burglary alarm capabilities shall obtain separate permits for each function. Each permit shall bear the signature of the Chief of Police and shall be valid for a 1 (one) year period immediately following issuance of the permit. The permit shall be kept upon the premises using the alarm system and shall be available for inspection by the Chief or Sheriff.
 
B. A yearly alarm permit fee, permit surcharge, late payment fee, and permit renewal fee shall be established by the Bureau of Police. The fees established under this Section shall not become effective until approved by the Commissioner in charge of the Bureau of Police.
 
C. If a residential alarm user is over the age of 62 and/or is an economically disadvantaged person and resides where the permitted alarm is located and if no business is conducted in the residence, a user’s permit may be obtained from the Coordinator’s Office according to Section 14B.10.030 A. without the payment of a fee.
 
D. A surcharge will be charged in addition to the fee provided in Section 14B.10.030 B to a user who fails to obtain a permit within 30 days after the system becomes operative, who is more than 30 days delinquent in renewing a permit, or who is more than 30 days delinquent in payment of an invoice.
 
E. If an alarm user fails to renew a permit within 30 days after the permit expires, the coordinator will notify the alarm user, by mail, that, unless the permit is renewed and all fees and fines are paid within 45 days from the date of expiration, and the alarm system remains operative, the user will be considered in violation of 14B.10.030 A.
 
F. Calls for emergency response to an alarm event by an alarm business must include the corresponding alarm permit number.
 
G. Alarm businesses must provide monthly updates of their designated customer list information to the Portland Police Alarm Administration Unit by the 10th day of the following month.