Section 13-259 False alarms prohibited.

    (a)  It shall be unlawful for an owner, lessee or person in charge of any property protected by an alarm system to fail to prevent an alarm system from generating more than three (3) false alarms in any thirty (30) day period or more than twelve (12) false alarms in any 365 day period.  Each false alarm in excess of three (3) in any thirty (30) day period shall be deemed a separate offense.  Automatic Teller Machines located on bank premises shall be considered along with the bank to be one location.

    (b)  It shall be an affirmative defense to a charge brought under this section that the person charged has paid the administrative fee for the false alarm under section 13-258.  
(Ord. No. 14746 §1, 2-5-96)