Alarm Ordinance

False Alarm Ordinance Now in Effect

On June 3, 2003, Ordinance 1408 was approved by the Papillion City Council. This ordinance enacted a business and residential alarm code within Papillion City Limits. With passage, the ordinance creates a registration process, provides for fees to be charged for registration of residential and business alarms, and provides for graduated fees for excessive false alarms to encourage improvement in the reliability of alarm systems. Nationwide, 99% of the time when police are dispatched for an alarm call, it is false. Papillion is no different. In 2002, 99% of our alarm calls were also false. Responding to false alarms cost citizens like you a lot of money. In addition, a relatively low number of business and residential addresses generate the vast majority of repeat false alarm calls.