Why doesn’t the City charge the fee directly to the customer?

National and local statistics show that fines paid directly by homeowners and businesses do not always have a significant impact on reducing the number of false alarms. Alarm monitoring companies have benefited from police response to their customers’ alarms without any accountability for the accuracy or reliability of those alarms.

Everett Police expects our False Alarm Reduction Program to reduce false alarms and the number of unnecessary police responses to alarm activations by holding both alarm monitoring companies and alarm users accountable for reporting alarms which are determined to be false.

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1. What is considered a false alarm?
2. Why is the City charging a fee for false alarms?
3. What is the fee for a false alarm?
4. Is my first false alarm occurrence free?
5. Is there a discounted fee for seniors or the disabled?
6. How is the false alarm fee invoiced?
7. Can an alarm company pass along the fee to the customer?
8. Why doesn’t the City charge the fee directly to the customer?
9. Is a false alarm fee charged if the police response is cancelled prior to police officers being sent to the call?
10. How do I dispute a false alarm fee?
11. How can I obtain more information regarding the false alarm incident?
12. Do Everett residences or businesses need an alarm permit or license for their alarm system?
13. Do alarm companies need an alarm license?
14. How do I pay a false alarm response fee?