City of Batavia revises false alarm ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, July 9, 2009

BATAVIA, Ill.—A story from The Chronicle, reported the City of Batavia has revised its false alarm ordinance.

To cut down on the number of false alarms, Batavia aldermen on July 6 voted to approve new rules for homes and businesses that have alarm systems.

Alarm holders now will be required to obtain a permit. The permit is free of charge and must be renewed annually.

Those who do not have a valid permit face a $200 fine.

The revised ordinance will allow alarm holders two false alarm police responses, and two false alarm fire department responses.

A false alarm would not include such things as telephone line malfunctions or service interruptions or food burned in or on approved cooking appliances.

Those with a third false alarm in a 12-month period face a $50 fine. Alarm holders with 10 or more false alarms face a $300 fine per false alarm.