The City of Tigard maintains an alarm ordinance to protect "emergency services" of the city from misuse.
|Alarm Permit Fees|
|Residential or business users||$25.00 *|
|Residents over age 60, handicapped or government agency||Exempt|
|Late payment of renewal (after 60 days)||$100.00|
|Failure to obtain alarm permit (within 60 days of installation)||$100.00|
|Expired, reinstatement fee, once revoked (after 90 days)||$100.00|
|Non-permitted or revoked alarm permit||$500.00|
|False Alarm Fines|
|1st in permit year||No Charge|
|2nd in permit year||No Charge|
|3rd in permit year||$100.00|
|4th in permit year||$150.00|
|5th in permit year||$200.00|
|6th and above in permit year||$250.00|
FEE DEFERRAL DUE TO COVID-19
To provide some relief to customers who may be experiencing financial hardship during COVID-19, the City of Tigard is allowing alarm permit holders and new permit applicants to defer alarm fees for a limited time.
With the passage of Resolution 20-25, the City of Tigard defers the due date of fees associated with an alarm user’s initial or renewal alarm permit application to December 31, 2020. All alarm users must still apply for, or keep valid, an alarm permit pursuant to TMC 11.08.030.
The City waives late fees associated with an alarm user’s initial or renewal alarm permit application accruing as of March 16, 2020 and continuing until December 31, 2020. The City will not revoke an alarm permit for failure to pay during this time. The waiver of late fees and suspension of alarm permit revocations does not apply to other fines or penalties, including but not limited to false alarms, fines or failure to otherwise comply with TMC 11.08.
If you elect to defer your annual alarm permit fee, you are still required to timely renew your alarm permit or submit an application for a new permit. For questions, please contact the Tigard Police Department at email@example.com or 503-718-2565.
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