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What kind of alarm requires an alarm permit?

Permitting requirements only apply to monitored security systems. Residents owning cameras or other security devices that are not monitored by a security company or trigger a law enforcement response upon activation are not mandated to obtain a permit under County Code Chapter 916.

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1. How does the Sheriff’s Office find out I have an alarm?
2. What kind of alarm requires an alarm permit?
3. What happens if I do not pay the permit fee?
4. Will I be mailed a paper permit?
5. When do I have to renew my permit?
6. Will I be notified when my renewal payment is due?
7. What is a false alarm?
8. How many false alarms am I allowed with a paid permit?