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2/18/2013 1:19:06 PMAlarm Ordinance

In January, the City Council passed a  false alarm ordinance requiring businesses and residents with monitored alarms to register their alarms with the city.  This is part of an effort to maximize the resources of the police department by reducing excessive false alarms.  At this time the City is in the process of  selecting a vendor who will manage our false alarm program.  The false alarm program will be managed by our vendor through a user friendly, interactive website.  Here is some additional information about our ordinance.

  • The ordinance will not go into effect until at least July 1st. 
  • Homeowners will not be charged a registration fee.  However, businesses will have to pay a $25 registration fee.
  • Fines for excessive false alarms will be charged after the third occurrence of a false alarm and alarm owners will have 60 days in which to pay their fines.

The City will notify residents and businesses of registration procedures when the process is finalized.  The information will be posted on our website, distributed through our social media channels including Interactive Defense, emailed out to our Neighborhood Watch Coordinators and email distribution lists and announced through a press release.  The Dunwoody Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of professionalism and service to the community through this transition to our false alarm ordinance.

2013 Dunwoody False Alarm Ordinance

2013 Dunwoody False Alarm Resolution

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