The City of Providence Ordinance on False Alarms
Chapter 16, Article IV.
Sec. 16-127. – Enforcement.
(a) Excessive false alarms/failure to register. It is hereby found and determined that three (3) or more false alarms within a permit year is excessive, constitutes a public nuisance, and shall be unlawful. Civil penalties for false alarms within a permit year may be assessed against an alarm user as follows:
Third false alarm -$100.00
Fourth false alarm – $200.00
Fifth false alarm – $400.00
Sixth and over false alarms – $500.00
Failure to register – $100.00
(b) Other civil penalty(ies). Violations will be enforced through the assessment of civil penalty(ies) in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per violation.
(c) Payment of civil penalty(ies). Civil penalty(ies) shall be paid within (30) days from the date of the invoice.
(d) Discontinuance of law enforcement response. The failure of an alarm user to make payment of any civil penalty(ies) assessed under this article within thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice shall result in discontinuance of law enforcement response to alarm signals that may occur at the premises described in the alarm user’s permit until payment is received.
(e) Civil non-criminal violation. A violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be a civil violation and shall not constitute a misdemeanor or infraction.
(Ord. No. 2017-14, § 1, 6-2-17)