(Amended by Ordinance No. 179767, effective November 30, 2005.)
A. Every alarm user shall obtain an alarm user’s permit for
each system from the Coordinator’s Office within 30 days of the time when the
system becomes operative. Users of systems with both robbery and burglary alarm
capabilities shall obtain separate permits for each function. Each permit shall
bear the signature of the Chief of Police and shall be valid for a 1 (one) year
period immediately following issuance of the permit. The permit shall be kept
upon the premises using the alarm system and shall be available for inspection
by the Chief or Sheriff.
B. A yearly alarm permit fee, permit surcharge, late payment
fee, and permit renewal fee shall be established by the Bureau of Police. The
fees established under this Section shall not become effective until approved by
the Commissioner in charge of the Bureau of Police.
C. If a residential alarm user is over the age of 62 and/or
is an economically disadvantaged person and resides where the permitted alarm is
located and if no business is conducted in the residence, a user’s permit may be
obtained from the Coordinator’s Office according to Section 14B.10.030 A.
without the payment of a fee.
D. A surcharge will be charged in addition to the fee
provided in Section 14B.10.030 B to a user who fails to obtain a permit within
30 days after the system becomes operative, who is more than 30 days delinquent
in renewing a permit, or who is more than 30 days delinquent in payment of an
E. If an alarm user fails to renew a permit within 30 days
after the permit expires, the coordinator will notify the alarm user, by mail,
that, unless the permit is renewed and all fees and fines are paid within 45
days from the date of expiration, and the alarm system remains operative, the
user will be considered in violation of 14B.10.030 A.
F. Calls for emergency response to an alarm event by an
alarm business must include the corresponding alarm permit number.
G. Alarm businesses must provide monthly updates of their
designated customer list information to the Portland Police Alarm Administration
Unit by the 10th day of the following month.