City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 210.680 Automatic Dialing Device.

[R.O. 2008 § 18-7; Ord. No. 1565 § 1, 2-8-1993; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
No person shall install or use an automatic dialing device which is programmed to dial any Creve Coeur Police Department telephone number.

Section 210.690 Audible Alarms.

[R.O. 2008 § 18-8; Ord. No. 1565 § 1, 2-8-1993; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
All existing emergency alarm systems that are installed and operable on the effective date of this Chapter (February 8, 1993) and are equipped with any exterior sound-producing device, including but not limited to, gongs, whistles, buzzers, sirens, bells or horns, shall be equipped with a timer which limits the operation of such exterior sound-producing device to fifteen (15) minutes for residential alarm users and thirty (30) minutes for commercial alarm users. This Subsection shall expire on February 1, 2013.
B. 
All such new system installations or replacement systems after the effective date of this Chapter (February 8, 1993) shall be equipped with a timer which limits the operation of such exterior sound-producing device to five (5) minutes for residential alarm users and ten (10) minutes for commercial alarm users. On or after February 1, 2013, all systems shall comply with this Subsection.

Section 210.700 False Alarms Service Charge.

[R.O. 2008 § 18-10; Ord. No. 1565 § 1, 2-8-1993; Ord. No. 2133 § 3, 6-11-2001; Ord. No. 5508 § 2, 11-28-2016]
A. 
All false alarms to which the Police Department responds shall result in the following service charges:
1. 
First and second false alarm per calendar year: no charge.
2. 
Third false alarm per calendar year: twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
3. 
Each subsequent false alarm per calendar year: fifty dollars ($50.00).
B. 
Upon determination by the Chief of Police that a second false alarm has occurred in the calendar year, the Chief of Police shall send a notice to the alarm user and upon a third false alarm and subsequent false alarm per calendar year shall notify the Director of Finance who shall cause an invoice of the appropriate service charge to be sent to the alarm user.
C. 
The Chief of Police shall cancel any notice or service charge upon satisfactory proof by the alarm user that a particular alarm falls within the exceptions enumerated in Section 623.020.
D. 
Willful refusal to pay the service charge within thirty (30) days of notice shall constitute a violation of Sections 623.010 through 623.040. The City shall prove, in addition to the willful refusal to pay, that the service charge was properly imposed.