Those failing to register their alarm systems could face costly penalties.
Police Chief Sammy Bailey sent us a message, pointing out that the deadline on permitting existing burglar alarms systems to get them in line with the new City Ordinance will end on Jan. 1st. She says that, to date, only 36 people have applied for the required permits.
Effective January 1, 2019, should the Lampasas Police Department receive an alarm call to a non-permitted alarm they could be fined $100 per incident for use of a non-permitted burglar alarm system.
“We want everyone to avoid being fined for not having a Burglar Alarm Permit by applying for and paying for their permits,” the Chief said.
Residential Burglar Alarms have two options (1) a 1 year burglar alarm permit is $25.00 or (2) they can receive a Triennial permit renewable every three years for $30.00 ($10.00 per year). There are other rates for commercial, financial and other permits.
They should also avoid False Alarm fines/fees by checking their system and keeping it functioning properly. The Burglar Alarm ordinance allows three false alarm calls within a twelve month period, additional false alarms calls within the twelve month period will cost a fine of $50 to $100, depending on how many additional false alarm calls the police department responds to within a year.