New alarm ordinance enacted by Fannin County Board of Commissioners

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

BLUE RIDGE, Ga--The New Observer Online on May 14 reported a new alarm ordinance was enacted by the Fannin County Board of Commissioners following a second public hearing May 12.

The effective date for the new ordinance is July 15.

The ordinance allows two “free” false alarms per calendar year before penalties start to accrue. The third false alarm  incurs a penalty of $50, the fourth is $75, and fifth and all subsequent false alarms are fined $100.

The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to move to non-response on any alarm that “becomes a nuisance.”

A false alarm is counted if a deputy is dispatched and arrives at the premises to find there is no emergency. If the keyholder or other representative calls to cancel the call before a deputy arrives, it will not be counted as a false alarm.