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Alarm Ordinance

What is the Deschutes County alarm ordinance?

Read the Alarm Code.

Do I need to register my alarm with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office?

No, registration with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is not available.

Do I need an alarm permit through Deschutes County Sheriff's Office?

No, you do not need to get a permit from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.

How many false alarms am I allowed in a 12-month period before I am fined by the Sheriff's Office?

You get two (2) false alarms in a 12-month period before you are fined $100.00.

Who should I contact if I continually get false alarm activations?

First, contact your alarm company so they can address the issues with the false alarms.

Second, contact Lt. Mark Eggert at the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office at 541-617-3380 and advise him that you are in contact with your alarm company and you are working on the alarm problem.

 

Alarm Code

"Alarm" means any electronic or other signal that requests, causes or is intended to cause a response by law enforcement; or any assembly of equipment, mechanical or electrical, arranged to signal the occurrence of an illegal entry or other activity requiring urgent attention and to which law enforcement are expected to respond.

8.13.20 FALSE ALARM - PENALTIES.

When a determination has been made by the Sheriff's Office that a false alarm has occurred, causing an unnecessary response by Sheriff's Office personnel, the following procedure will apply:

  1. First False Alarm. In a twelve month period, the first false alarm will result in a written notice to the owner, informing them of the false alarm.
  2. Second False Alarm. In a twelve month period, the second false alarm will result in a written warning to the owner, advising them that subsequent false alarms will result in fines.
  3. Third False Alarm. In a twelve month period, the third false alarm will result in a response fine of $100.00, billed to the owner.
  4. Fourth False Alarm. In a twelve month period, the fourth false alarm will result in a response fine of $200.00, billed to the owner.

Fifth False Alarm. In a twelve month period, the fifth false alarm will result in a response fine of $300.00, billed to the owner.

(Ord. 2007-018, ยง2, 207)

 
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Deschutes County Sheriff 2016

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