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Permits, violations & licenses

Dispute an excess false alarm fine

Excess false alarm fines are given when a building has more than two false alarms in a year. For each additional false alarm, the City charges a $75 fee.


If you think you’ve been incorrectly cited for an excess false alarm, you can request a hearing for review of the violation and any fines or penalties.

Where and when

 Requests for hearings can be made by:

  • Mail.
  • Phone.
  • Online. 


For detailed instructions, read the instructions and information for filing a dispute.