Sandpoint, Idaho enacts new false alarm ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SANDPOINT, Idaho--According to a report online at the, the City of Sandpoint in mid-September enacted a new false alarm ordinance designed to save police and fire department resources. The council voted 5-1 in favor of the fee increases.

Under the new regulations, the first two false alarms received in a year will be forgiven, but beginning with the third false alarm, customers will be charged $150 per call. The fourth through sixth false alarm will cost $300 each, the seventh through ninth will cost $500, and the tenth and beyond will cost $1,000 each.