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Board of Supervisors Approves PCSO New Alarm Ordinance and Fees

Board of Supervisors Approves PCSO New Alarm Ordinance and Fees

During the April 18, 2018 Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting, Sheriff Lamb gave a presentation requesting an increase for security alarm fees. 

The proposed changes, effective immediately, included increasing the annual alarm permit fee from $10 to $18, the false alarm fee from $65 to $83, with the fee only applying to the fourth false alarm or more and the fees for the panic alarms from $71 to $83, which will be billed for the second panic alarm or more.  The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the increases.

According to the Sheriff's testimony, each alarm call and response in 2017, cost the County approximately $82.86.

NEW FEES

Annual Permit Fee $18.00

Cost Recovery Fee **

  •  1st False Alarm $ 0.00
  •  2nd False Alarm $ 0.00
  •  3rd False Alarm $ 0.00 – mail informal notice
  •  4th or more False Alarms $83.00 + Notice of Violation

1 or more False ‘Panic’ Alarm $83.00 + Notice of Violation

Only eligible false alarm calls are subject to cost recovery.

PENALTIES

  • Failure to Conform Non-Compliant Alarm/System $50.00
  • Failure to Obtain/Renew Permit $25.00
  • Failure to Pay Fees and/or Penalties $10.00 per every thirty (30) days’ delinquent. After ninety (90) days’ delinquency, the account shall be turned over to a collection agency. 

These fees only apply to unincorporated areas located in Pinal County. Any businesses or homes located within a municipal boundary are not impacted by these fees.

A copy of the Ordinance, Permit Application and Instructions, Renewal Form and general information are all available here.

For questions or comments regarding the Alarm Permit Program, please contact Alarm Coordinator (520) 866-5173.

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