Name or Business Name:
Mailing Address (if different):
Contact Phone: Cell:
Type of Alarm System/Type of Annunciation: Audible Silent
Type of Alarm:
General Burglary Motion Panic Fire/Smoke
Medical Emergency Windows and Doors Other
Alarm Company Address:
Alarm Co. Phone #:
Additional Persons Living in Home:
Emergency Contact Numbers:
I have carefully read the completed application and know the same to be true and correct. I hereby agree that if a permit is issued, I will comply with all provisions of the Glenn Heights Police Department. I understand that I will be responsible for payment of all fees and charges and any civil action which may arise from the operation of this alarm system.
For Office Use Only:
Security Code: Permit Status: Fee Paid:
Issue Date: Permit Revoked: Entered by:
Permit Fee: $35.00 Bi-Annually for Residential and $100.00 Bi-Annually for Business/Churches.
ALARM SYSTEM - Means a device or a system, which transmits a signal, which is inteded to summons an emergency services of the City: For the purpose of this section, the categories of alarm systems are Police, Fire and Medical Emergency assistance. The term includes an alarm that emits an audible signal on the exterior of the structure. Alarm System does not mean an alarm installed on a vehicle, unless used for a habitation at a permanent site, or an alarm designed to alert only the inhabitants within the premises, but does include a Local Alarm as defined in this section.
Penalty for Operation without a Permit:
A person commits an offense if he operates any Alarm System as defined in the Ordinance without having a valid permit in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance and upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the City of Glenn Heights, Texas shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 for each offense, and each and everyday such violation shall continue, shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense. It shall be an affirmative to prosecution that, prior to any resultant court for the violation, the violator obtains a permit from the City.
Service Fees for Excessive False Alarm Notification:
A) False Alarm Notification - if the permit holder has had five(5) False Alarm Notifications in the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding any False Alarm, shall be assessed a service fee of fifty dollars ($50) for each subsequent False Alarm Notification for a residential alarm, and ($100) per occurrence for each subsequent False Alarm Notification for a business.
B) Payment of fees - a permit holder shall pay assessed fees for any false alarm notification within ten (10) days after the notification from the Director (Chief of Police), by certified mail, that such fees have been assessed. Failure to pay fees may result in the revocation of the alarm permit.
C) No service fee shall be assessed against a Governmental Unit.
Responsibility of Permit Holder:
- A permit holder must:
- Adjust or modify the sensory mechanism of his Alarm System to suppress false indications of force so that the Alarm System will not be activated by impulse due to:
- Transient pressure change in water pipes,
- Flashes of light.
- Wind noise caused by the vibration or rattling of doors and windows.
- Vehicular noise adjacent to the installation.
- Other forces unrelated to the actual emergency.
Denial or Revocation of Permit:
If the Director denies the issuance of a permit, or revokes a permit, he shall send to the applicant or permit holder by certified mail, return receipt requested, written notice of his action setting forth the reason for such action and advising the applicant or permit holder of the right of an appeal. The applicant or permit holder may appeal the decision of the director to the Appeal Hearing Officials by filing a written request for an appeal hearing with the Appeal Hearing Official shall stay the action of the Director in denying the issuance or revocation of a permit until a final decision on the appeal is made by the Appeal Hearing Official.