False alarm ordinance changes registration policy - Tucson News Now

False alarm ordinance changes registration policy

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucsonans can now make payments online for registrations and renewals of a false alarm ordinance that went into effect last year.

The Tucson Police Department began enforcing a false alarm ordinance on June 1, 2012, two months after the ordinance went into effect.

The alarm ordinance requires an annual $20 registration fee. Tucson residents are not required to register, but would have to pay more for alarm fees and assessments if an officer responds for a false alarm.

The Tucson Police Department says a false alarm is any alarm caused by human or equipment error with no evidence of crime being committed, which would then result in police response.

Alarm users can register their alarms online at www.tucsonaz.gov/police and click on "Alarm Information."

Payments for alarm registrations and renewals can also be completed online. Or, the Tucson Police Department accepts payments in person to the primary office location, or a $20 check can be sent in the mail, addressed to the "City of Tucson" in addition to an online registration copy completed to:

Westside Police Service Center
Attention: Alarm Unit
1310 West Miracle Mile
Tucson, AZ 85705

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