What are the false alarm fines in Charlotte, NC?

In the city of Charlotte, NC and in the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg county you are required to register your alarm system with the police department. The police department will not respond to a central station dispatch, if the central station does not have a valid permit number on file.

However, even if your system is registered, you should be aware of the fact that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMDP) does have a false alarm fine schedule. You are allowed two false alarms without incurring any fines. Once you have a third false alarm, a $50 fine will be charged. The fourth and fifth false alarm will also cost $50 each. The 6th and 7th false alarms will result in a $100 fine each. The 8th and 9th false alarms will be charged $250 each. The 10th false alarm, as well as all subsequent false alarms, will be charged $500 each. If you fail to pay a false alarm fine, the police will no longer respond to any alarm dispatch to your property.

As alarm permits are valid for twelve months, this false alarm fine schedule starts over ever year.

Here at Alarm Grid, we do everything we can to educate you on proper system use and we have false alarm prevention procedures at our central station so that you will avoid any false alarms. However, if you do have one or two false alarms occur, please contact us so that we can work with you to eliminate the possibility of future false alarms so that you avoid these expensive fines.

This information is valid as of April 2013.

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