In response to the large number of business and residential false alarms every year and increasing demands for police service with finite resources, the Bainbridge Island City Council enacted False Alarm Ordinance 2003-05 in May, 2003. This ordinance established a fee schedule for false alarms and an alarm owner registration requirement. All property owners with burglary, robbery, or panic alarms installed at their premises are required to register their system.
The fees enacted by the ordinance are as follows (in dollars): One Time Registration Fee = 50; Failure to Register an Alarm = Up to 250; First False Alarm = No Charge; Second False Alarm = 50; Third False Alarm = 100; Fourth False Alarm = 250; All Subsequent False Alarms = 250.
If you haven't registered your alarm system, please complete an Alarm Registration Formand send it to us. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Please partner with us to reduce false alarms!