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Agency Name Harford County Sheriff’s Office
Street Address 45 South Main Street
City Bel Air
Zip Code 21014
Contact Name Cpl. T. J. Gregory # 656 Court Services Division, Court Security, False Alarm Coordinator
Dispatch Number 410-638-3400
What is Included in Your Program Burglar Alarms – Professionally Installed & Monitored, Burglar Alarms – Do it Yourself & Professionally Monitored, Burglar Alarms – Self Monitored, Burglar Alarms Audible Only, Holdup or Panic Alarms, Fire Alarms
User Permit/Registration Optional
User Permit/Registration Term Good Until Cancelled
User Permit /Registration Required to Request Dispatch N/A
Who is Responsible To get the User Permit/Registration? Alarm User
Initial User Permit/Registration Fee n/a
Renewal User Permit/Registration Fee n/a
Ways to Do User Permit/Registration
Installing Alarm Company Permit/Registration Not Required
Installing Alarm Company Permit/Registration Term Good Until Cancelled
Initial Installing Alarm Company Permit/Registration Fee n/a
Renewal Installing Alarm Company Permit/Registration Fee n/a
Monitoring Alarm Company Permit/Registration Not Required
Monitoring Alarm Company Permit/Registration Term Good Until Cancelled
Initial Monitoring Alarm Company Permit/Registration Fee n/a
Renewal Monitoring Alarm Company Permit/Registration Fee n/a
Ways to Do Alarm Company Registration In Person)
Description Of User Fines & Penalties
Excessive false alarm signals.
No person shall allow, permit, cause or fail to prevent the emission, for any reason, by any alarm used by him, or any alarm serving a premises or a building occupied and controlled by such person, of more than 2 false alarms within any calendar year. The emission by any alarm system of more than 2 false alarms in any calendar year is deemed to be excessive and constitutes a serious public nuisance, and is subject to service charges set out in the section following.
False alarm service charge; collection.
For response to excessive false alarms by the Sheriff’s Office, the alarm user shall be charged a service fee by the county of $100 for the first alarm in excess of 2 false alarms in any calendar year, $150 for the second false alarm in excess of 2 in any calendar year, and $200 for the third and each successive false alarm in excess of 2 in any calendar year. The Sheriff shall determine whether a false alarm has occurred and the frequency of such false alarms. The alarm user will be notified by the communication section each time an alarm occurs. The County Treasurer or his designee shall notify alarm users of amounts owed to the county and shall make demand therefore, pursuant to the provisions of this section.
Description of Alarm Co Fines & Penalties
Any person owning, occupying, or controlling any building or premise, in Harford County, in, on, or at which an alarm system is maintained. For purposes of this ordinance, any tenant, lessee, licensee, or invitee who or which causes an alarm system to be maintained within Harford County shall be deemed to be an alarm user subject to this ordinance.
False alarm service charges for building owners shall be treated in the same manner as property taxes for enforcement of payments as provided in Section 123-32 of the Harford County Code, as amended. Tenants who have installed alarm systems shall be responsible for false alarm service charges.
Each alarm user, at his expense, is required to maintain all components of his alarm system in good working order at all times to insure that the sensory mechanism used in connection with such device is adjusted to suppress false indications of emergencies. The device shall not be activated by impulses due to short flashes of light, wind noises, vehicular noise or other forces unrelated to genuine alarms.
No alarm system designed to transmit emergency messages shall be tested or demonstrated without first notifying the communications center of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack.
New installations shall be provided with a 60-day grace period before the provisions of Section 62-6 apply.
Options To Pay Fines Mail, In Person
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