Fee & False Alarms
Per Chapter 20, Article VIII, Sections 20-401-407 in the St. Joseph Code of Ordinances, every alarm user shall pay an annual permit fee of $25. This fee will be applied to the first six false alarms a system may have within the fiscal year, which is July 1 to June 30 each year.
False alarms numbering seven to nine within the fiscal year shall be charged an additional $50 for each false alarm. False alarms numbering more than 10 within the fiscal year shall be charged an additional $100 for each false alarm.
The initial alarm application (PDF) can be downloaded online.
Alarm permits are billed annually through the Customer Service Division on or around May 1 each year, and are due on or before June 30. If there are any changes to the alarm system account, email Customer Service Division.
This includes, but is not limited to, change of:
- Mailing address
- Site address