Chapter 13 LICENSES, PERMITS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS*
Section 13-257 External alarm noise.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, occupant or operator of
any residence, business or structure
within the city limits to install, connect or maintain any burglar alarm or anti-theft device or fire
alarm in or upon any such residence, business or structure when such alarm or device produces
any loud noise that is audible off the premises on which it is installed unless such alarm or device
will automatically reset itself, thereby terminating such loud noise within fifteen (15) minutes.
This section shall not apply to any structure within the Columbia Special Business District or
any structure upon property zoned for industrial use, or to any waterflow (water gong) alarm, or
to any Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).
(Ord. No. 14746 §1, 2-5-96)