The City of Palm Bay's Alarm Ordinance 2013-29 was amended and enacted by the City Council effective October 1, 2013.
The four most important changes you should know about the new alarm ordinance:
- Any alarm system that will elicit a response from the Police Department must have a permit, even if it is not monitored.
- The alarm user is responsible for obtaining a permit for their alarm system prior to using it.
- The alarm user is responsible for providing their permit registration number to the alarm monitoring company to facilitate police response.
- Alarm permits are renewed annually and now on the anniversary of the issue date. Only those alarm users who have had a false alarm the previous year will receive an invoice to renew and pay the $20 fee.