Marion, Ohio Police to enforce false alarm ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, January 20, 2011

MARION, Ohio—A Jan. 19 story from the Marion Star reports authorities will begin enforcing a 2005 false alarm ordinance Jan. 24 in hopes of combating the city’s false alarm problem. Homeowners and businesses are asked to make sure alarms are in proper working order to avoid fines.

Owners of unregistered alarms are reminded they are required to register, according to city law. Owners of unregistered alarms can pick up a registration form at City Hall or visit www.marion ohio.org/Citycode.htm.

Under the ordinance, alarm owners are allowed three false alarms per calendar year without being fined. After three, the charge is $25. The sixth response will cost $50, the eighth will cost $100 and the 10th and above will cost $150.