Police and Fire Alarm Ordinance
Police Contact - Stan Moss: (336) 229-3528
Fire Contact - John Moyers: (336) 229-3577
The City of Burlington adopted a Police & Fire alarm ordinance in an effort to make alarm response more effective. The ordinance brings the City of Burlington in line with alarm policies in surrounding municipalities and gain control over a problem with excessive false alarms within the City. The main focus of this ordinance is to require alarm subscribers for businesses and residences to assume responsibility for their alarms. Alarm subscribers are required to obtain an alarm permit, providing information on the alarm system as well as emergency contacts. A schedule of fines for excessive alarms is included in these amendments.
If you have any questions concerning the Alarm Ordinance, please feel free to contact the Alarm System Coordinator for the Police Department, Corporal Stan Moss at 336-229-3528 or Alarm System Coordinator for the Fire Department, Captain John Moyers at 336-229-3677.
Effective July 1, 2004
Failure to Obtain Alarm Permit – All alarm systems shall be registered with the City of Burlington. Any person or firm that fails to register an alarm system with the City of Burlington, Alarm System Coordinator shall be subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
Online Alarm Application (New)
Tips for preventing false alarms.
Excessive false alarms for any alarm system within a permit year shall subject alarm user to a civil penalty according to the following schedule:
Number of False Alarms
Police Civil Penalty
Fire Civil Penalty
Four or Five
Six or Seven
Eight or Nine
Ten or more
N/A (See above)