City of Knoxville tackles false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—A Dec. 19 story from Knoxnews.com reports Knoxville residents will have to pay a $30 annual registration fee for their alarms if they fail to register by the beginning of 2011.

In coming years, the annual fee will depend on the number of false alarms that have sent police or firefighters to residents’ homes or businesses. Governmental entities will also be affected.

The fee schedule is as follows: zero false alarms: zero fee; One false alarm: $10 fee; Two false alarms: $20 fee; Three or more false alarms: $30.

Currently, there is a $25 fine for having three false alarms during a 12-month period.