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Alarm Systems Bylaw #10922 Fees and Fines

New Permit Application - $30.00 Paid by the alarm system holder

Alarm Permit Reinstatement Fee - $30.00 Paid by the alarm system holder

Residential False Alarm* - $75.00 Paid by the alarm system holder

Small Business False Alarm* (under 500 sq.m) - $100.00 Paid by the alarm system holder

Large Business False Alarm* (over 500 sq.m) - $150.00 Paid by the alarm system holder

*Intrusion alarms only; cannot enforce panic/hold up alarms under current Alarm Systems Bylaw

Bylaw Fines

Bylaw Section 4: The proprietor of a premises having an operating alarm system must have a valid & subsisting permit. 
Offence: No valid and subsisting permit. Fine: $300.00 Paid by the Alarm system holder.

Bylaw Section 8: The alarm permit holder must provide their alarm monitoring company with all the information provided in the alarm permit application & the alarm permit number.
Offence: Fail to provide information to Alarm Business. Fine: $100 Paid by the Alarm system holder.

Bylaw Section 9: The alarm permit holder must notify the Chief of Police of any change to the alarm permit information.
Offence: Fail to provide change of information. Fine: $100.00 Paid by the Alarm system holder.

Bylaw Section 10: No person shall supply incorrect, incomplete or misleading information in an alarm permit application.
Offence: Provide incorrect, incomplete or misleading information. Fine: $100 Paid by the Alarm system holder.

Bylaw Section 12(1): All alarm businesses must make all reasonable efforts to verify the report/validity of an alarm before notifying the Edmonton Police Service. 
Offence: Fail to verify alarm status. Fine: $500.00 Paid by the Alarm monitoring company.

Bylaw Section 12(3): No person shall provide, install, maintain or use any automatic calling device to access ‘911’ or any other telephone number of the Edmonton Police Service. 
Offence: Use of automatic calling device. Fine: $750.00 Paid by the Alarm monitoring company or alarm system holder.

The Edmonton Police Service will not respond to an alarm for which a valid permit does not exist, unless there is information to support that an emergency or criminal act is in progress or has occurred.  A violation ticket in the amount of $300 will be issued to the owner of a residence or commercial property who is operating an alarm system without a valid City of Edmonton alarm systems permit.