Chapter 9.90
FALSE ALARMS

Sections:

9.90.010    Defined.

9.90.020    Unlawful when – Penalty fee.

9.90.030    Fee payment responsibility.

9.90.010 Defined.

For the purpose of this chapter, the term “false alarm” means the activation of a burglary and/or robbery or fire alarm by other than a forced entry or attempted forced entry to the premises, or by other than a fire and at a time when no burglary or robbery is being committed or attempted on the premises, or when no fire exists on the premises. [Ord. 1519 § 1, 1985; Ord. 1300 § 2, 1980.]

9.90.020 Unlawful when – Penalty fee.

It is unlawful for any person, business or legal entity having or conducting a private alarm system for fire, theft, burglary or other protection to have three or more false alarms within a 90-day period. The owner of any residence, business or premises in which said alarm system exists shall pay a $25.00 false alarm fee for the third and each subsequent false alarm in a 90-day period. [Ord. 1519 § 1, 1985; Ord. 1300 § 1, 1980.]

9.90.030 Fee payment responsibility.

The City Clerk shall notify the party responsible for paying the fee, and if said fee is not paid to the City Clerk within 10 days, a summons and complaint shall be executed by the police or fire officer and the responsible party shall thereby be brought within the jurisdiction of the Yakima County District Court. [Ord. 1519 § 1, 1985; Ord. 1300 § 3, 1980.]