Southlake, Texas, Institutes Ordinance With $10 Permit Fee

SOUTHLAKE, Texas—The Southlake City Council preliminarily approved an ordinance aimed at reducing false alarms. The ordinance requires alarm owners to pay an annual $10 registration fee for their alarms. City officials estimate that it costs Southlake the equivalent of two full-time police officers just to respond to false alarms. Alarm owners who have more than one false alarm within a year will be sent a warning letter, which will ask them to work with their alarm companies to solve the problem. After five or more false alarms, the Department of Public Safety will either issue a warning or have the alarm disconnected.

Source: NBFAA False Alarm Network

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