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What is a false alarm?

A false alarm is any alarm (silent or audible) that requires police response that turns out to be a non-emergency. This includes operator error and system mal functions. If Deputies arrive at a location that is locked and secured, no attempt of break-in is found, and no persons are on scene it is usually considered a false alarm. If natural forces like earthquake or severe winds is to blame for the false alarm, then it does not count as a chargeable false alarm. Deputies may also use discretion if there are other circumstances that should be considered to classify the false alarm as not chargeable.

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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?