Township of Pittsgrove, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pittsgrove as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Firesafety — See Ch. 45.
Noise — See Ch. 69.
[Adopted 12-27-2001 by Ord. No. 11-2001 (Ch. 43 of the 1983 Code)]
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity who owns or controls a burglary or other similar alarm device in the Township of Pittsgrove, 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 false 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 New Jersey State Police 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.
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity who violates the provisions of this article shall be subject to the following penalties:
A. 
First offense (over three false alarms in a calendar year): administrative penalty of $50, to be assessed by the Construction Office. Failure to pay within 30 days of assessment shall be a violation of this article subject to a fine or $100. Any person assessed an administrative penalty may request a hearing before the Construction Official.
B. 
Second offense [one subsequent false alarm (total of five) in the same calendar year]: administrative penalty of $100 to be assessed by the Construction Office. Failure to pay within 30 days of assessment shall be a violation of this article subject to a fine of $200. Any person assessed an administrative penalty may request a hearing before the Construction Official.
C. 
Third and subsequent offenses (subsequent false alarms in the same calendar year more than five): fine of $500 per subsequent offense. Court appearance in the Township of Pittsgrove Municipal Court shall be required, with the amount of fine to be determined by the Judge of said Court.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to alarm devices on property owned by public agencies or entities of the State of New Jersey.