Chicago Businesses to Pony Up $100 Per False Alarm


Businesses in Chicago will now have to pay a $100 fine for false burglar alarms under a revenue gathering policy approved by the city.

Chicago businesses were allowed up to three false alarms before being fined, according to the Chicago Sun Times, but now each will pay per violation.

Business were alerted of the policy change through mass mailing. A $34-a-year alarm permit fee was been removed from the policy.

Business owners are still able to use wind or lightning as a defense for a false alarm, as well as having the alarm checked annually by a licensed contractor.

Residential alarms will not be affected by the new policy.

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