The City of Williams Lake is reminding monitored alarm holders that alarms must be registered with the City before Oct. 30.
The fee is $15 for residential alarm systems and $20 for commercial and other alarm systems.
Registration can be done in person at city hall. Alarm holders are asked to pick up a registration form from Development Services at city hall and fill it out completely. Required information includes:
• Phone number
• Alarm company name
• Type of alarm (intrusion, panic, silent, holdup)
• Keyholder (who will respond when an alarm is triggered).
After Oct. 30, an automatic $100 fee will be charged for the RCMP or fire department to respond to a non-registered alarm.
Fees for excessive false alarms start at $100 and will be applied on the third after three false alarms in a 365-day period.
On the fourth and subsequent false alarm, the fee is increased to $150.
Emergency service providers will continue to respond to all alarms, regardless of how many false alarms have been reported at an address.