City of Bridgeton, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-6-2008 by Ord. No. 07-28]
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity who owns or controls a fire, burglary or other similar alarm device within the City of Bridgeton, which said device causes more than three false alarms in any given calendar year, shall be deemed in violation of the provisions of this article for the fourth alarm or any subsequent false alarms in such calendar year.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FALSE ALARM
An alarm signal necessitating response by the City of Bridgeton Police Department where an emergency situation does not exist. An alarm that has been activated by an external source that is beyond the reasonable control of the subscriber shall not be considered false.
[Amended 7-19-2011 by Ord. No. 11-02]
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity who violates the provisions of this article with respect to the occurrence of a false alarm shall be subject to the following penalty:
A. 
First and subsequent offenses (over three false alarms in a calendar year) shall be liable to pay a fine of $25 for each offense. Such amounts may be paid without appearance in court unless the summons otherwise indicates that a court appearance is necessary before the Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of Bridgeton. If a court appearance is required, the Court shall impose the general penalty as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, for an offense/violation.
[Amended 7-19-2011 by Ord. No. 11-02]
For any violation of this article which results from the failure of an alarm company or service in fulfilling its service obligations to its customers, including the cancellation of any unintended alarm, the summons shall be against the alarm service or company.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to alarm devices on property owned by public entities or agencies, or state, local, county or federal governments.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former § 76-6, Violations and penalties, was repealed 7-19-2011 by Ord. No. 11-02; see now § 76-3.