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MUNICIPALITY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

MUNICIPALITY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
CODE OF ORDINANCES Village of GOSHEN, NEW YORK Codified through Local Law No. 4-2013, enacted July 22, 2013. (Supp. No. 19)
New York Municipal Codes New York; Goshen Code of Ordinances CODE -Chapter 17 - EMERGENCY SERVICES; ARTICLE II. - ALARM SYSTEMS; DIVISION 3. LICENSES AND PERMITS

§ Sec. 17-66 Required; fee.
    (a) Business license. All businesses, firms, corporations or other commercial entities which are in the business of owning, operating, maintaining, installing, leasing or selling alarm devices or systems of alarm devices who desire to conduct business in the village shall apply to the licensing authority for a business license on a form to be supplied by the licensing authority. The application shall contain specific provisions relating to the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the device or system of devices owned or to be operated, maintained, installed, leased or sold by the business licensee, testing procedures involved and any other information the licensing authority shall determine to be reasonably necessary to effectuate the purpose of this article. Such business license shall be issued for a one-year period, on a calendar year basis or a part thereof. No license shall extend beyond December 31 of each year.
    (b) Alarm agent license. Any person who is an alarm agent in the village, before acting as such alarm agent, shall apply for and receive a revocable alarm agent license. The application shall be made to the licensing authority on a form to be supplied by the licensing authority. The application shall contain specific provisions relating to fire and police alarm device or devices, holdup alarms, dial alarms or any other alarm installations and devices which are to be sold, leased, installed, operated or maintained by the alarm agency, the skill and competency of the applicant as an alarm agency and such other information as the licensing authority determines to be reasonably necessary to effectuate the purpose of this article. Such license shall be issued for a one-year period on calendar year basis or a part thereof. No license shall extend beyond December 31 of each year.
    (c) Owner or lessee permit. Any property owner or lessee of property in the village having on the premises an alarm device or system of alarm devices shall apply to the licensing authority on a form to be supplied by the licensing authority for a permit to own or to otherwise have such a device on the premises. The application shall contain provisions relating to the device or system of devices installed or to be installed on the premises. Applications for permits for alarm devices existing in premises on October 30, 1992, must be made to the licensing authority by such date as shall be fixed by resolution of the board of trustees. No such devices may be installed on the premises of the owner or lessee after October 30, 1992, prior to the licensing authority's having issued a permit to such owner or lessee. Such permit need not be obtained on an annual basis, but shall be obtained each time a device or system is to be installed, modified or altered.
    (d) Fees. Fees for a business license and alarm agent license shall be as established by resolution of the board. The fee for an alarm permit shall be $30.00. Such amount may be increased by resolution of the board of trustees after public hearing thereon.


CODE OF ORDINANCES City of LONG BEACH, NEW YORK Codified through Ord. No. 2032/08, enacted Nov. 18, 2008. (Supplement No. 70)
New York Municipal CodesNew YorkLong Beach Code of OrdinancesPART II - CODE OF ORDINANCESChapter 7 - BUILDING CODEARTICLE XV. - FIRE PREVENTION

§ Sec. 7-267 Supplementary fire detection and alarm system.
There is hereby established a supplementary fire detection and alarm system which shall include a municipal alarm board to be maintained by the city.
    (1) For the purpose of implementing the provisions of this section, all buildings shall be classified as follows:
        Type A. Camps, hotels, multiple dwellings, nursery schools, rooming houses, nursing homes, establishments used principally for the housing of elderly persons, theatres, factories, lumber yard structures, warehouses, storage houses, industrial structures and manufacturing plants.

        Type B. Houses of worship, schools, hospitals.

        Type C. All other structures.

    (2) Each type A and type B structure equipped or required to be equipped with a sprinkler system or fire detection alarm shall have said sprinkler system or fire detection alarm connected to the municipal alarm board and equipped with a device capable of automatically transmitting a signal to the municipal alarm board when such sprinkler system or fire detection alarm shall be actuated by heat or smoke at the protected premises. All type C structures may be similarly equipped.
    (3) There shall be an annual fee payable to the city, in advance, on December first of each year of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200.00) for all type A and type C structures connected to the municipal alarm board, and six hundred dollars ($600.00) for all type B structures connected to the municipal alarm board.
    (4) In all types of structures where a connection with the municipal alarm board is required, the person owning, operating or controlling such structure shall, not later than sixty (60) days after the effective date of this section, install and connect to the municipal alarm board a device approved by the city.
    (5) Penalty. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed upon each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
    (6) In the event of activation of the fire detection alarm device, the owner of the premises involved, or his agent, shall at their own expense cause the device to be reset within twenty-four (24) hours of said activation. Upon failure to comply with this section, the city will reset the device, and charge the owner or his agent a fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) therefore.
    (7) In all types of structures where a connection with the municipal alarm board is required, the owner thereof or his agent is required to maintain a readily accessible means of entry to the master alarm panel for the purpose of inspection by City of Long Beach personnel.
    (8)     (a) All AC powered fire alarm systems, thermostatic fire alarm systems and other special fire alarm and/or activating systems, including heat- and/or smoke-detection systems, shall be maintained in proper working order by a person licensed by the City of Long Beach electrical examining board. These systems shall be inspected at least once every six (6) months by a person licensed by the City of Long Beach electrical examining board to determine that all parts of the system are in proper working order and ready for immediate use. All work done pursuant to this section must be performed in accordance with the standards contained in the National Fire Protection Association Electrical Code. A detailed report of such inspection shall be kept available for examination by the City of Long Beach, who will provide the appropriate forms for this report.
        (b) The name, address and phone number of the maintenance company or individual maintainer of the system shall be displayed at the control panel.
        (c) All fire alarm system devices requiring rewinding shall be rewound after each operation and kept in normal condition, and a sign shall be conspicuously displayed stating this rewinding requirement.
        (d) If any fire alarm system becomes inoperative at any time, it shall be the duty and responsibility of the owner to notify all occupants of the building protected by such system and to take immediate action to have the fire alarm system restored to proper working order. In the interim placards shall be placed on all fire alarm boxes, indicating that the system is inoperative.
        (e) If for any reason it becomes necessary to disconnect the source of the electric current and/or the power supply of the fire alarm system, or to make repairs to the system, the City of Long Beach shall be notified in advance, stating the reason(s), the duration of the shut-down, the name and telephone number of the person licensed by the City of Long Beach electrical examining board who is to perform the work and the Long Beach electrical board license number of said person.
    (9)     (a) The owner, operator or person in control of any structure from which four (4) or more false alarms are transmitted within any forty-five day period shall be guilty of an offense, and shall be subject to the penalty provided in subsection (5) of this section.
        (b) In the event that the same person, firm or corporation shall have repaired and/or reset the same malfunctioning fire-detection device which has transmitted four (4) or more false alarms within any forty-five day period, the city's electrical examining board shall investigate the circumstances and causes of the repeated malfunctions, and shall take such action thereon as it may deem appropriate under the circumstances.

MUNICIPAL CODE City of WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK Codified through Ordinance of June 3, 2013. (Supp. No. 52)
New York Municipal Codes New York - White Plains Code of Ordinances; TITLE IV. - LICENSES, PERMITS AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS; Chapter 4-18 - ALARM SYSTEMS AND BUSINESSES; ARTICLE II. LICENSES, PERMITS, ETC.

§ Sec. 4-18-21 Licensing procedures and notification of new installations.
    (a) Westchester County License. In lieu of complying with the licensing provisions of subsection (b) of this section relating to the issuance of alarm business licenses, any person engaged in an alarm business in the city may present to the commissioner a license obtained from the county pursuant to the county's Local Law Intro. No. 13-1985, which law becomes effective January 1, 1986, and expires December 31, 1987, and which law amends chapter 863 of the Laws of Westchester to add a new article XV entitled, "Licensing of Persons Engaged in the Alarm System Business." Should this county local law expire, or be repealed, or be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, inoperative or unconstitutional as to any of the licensing provisions, then those persons engaged in an alarm business must comply with the provisions of subsection (b).
    (b) Application for License by Alarm Business. Any person prior to engaging in an alarm business in the city shall apply to the commissioner for a license to operate on a form to be furnished by the commissioner. The application shall be completed and signed by the individual proprietor or by a partner or by the proper corporate official as is appropriate for the form of the business receiving the license and shall include the following information and documents:
        (1) The name of the alarm business, including any trade names used by the business. If an assumed name is used, a certified copy of the certificate filed with the secretary of state or county clerk shall be annexed.
        (2) The address of the alarm business, including all locations from which sales, installation, or service personnel are dispatched to installations within the city.
        (3) The telephone number of the alarm business. This shall include a manually attended number which can be reached at all times for emergency service.
        (4) The type of business (individual, partnership, corporation, etc.).
        (5) The full name, date of birth and home telephone number of the business' three (3) highest ranking management officials who are responsible for the conduct of the alarm business in the city.
        (6) The state in which the business is incorporated. If the applicant is a foreign corporation, proof of authority to do business in the state shall be annexed.
        (7) Any other information the commissioner may reasonably require.
        (8) A list of all other county jurisdictions wherein the alarm business is licensed to operate at the time of the original application. Subsequent licenses shall not be required to be reported.
        (9) A complete list of criminal convictions of each partner, officer or manager, who is directly involved in conducting the business of the company in the city.
    (c) License applications will be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) payable to the city. The fee for renewals will be fifty dollars ($50.00).
    (d) All licenses will be for a period of one year to expire on November 3 of each year. Renewal applications must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date. Renewal licenses shall be issued prior to the expiration date and shall be valid for one (1) year.
    (e) Any person engaging in an alarm business in the city, whether licensed under the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section, shall give notice to the commissioner of any new installation within ten (10) days of the completion of the installation.
    (f) The commissioner shall cause a background investigation to be made on the applicant company. Within sixty (60) days after receipt of the application, he shall either approve or deny such application.
    (g) In addition to any penalties which may be imposed for the violation of certain provisions of this chapter, the commissioner may revoke or deny the license of an alarm business on any of the following grounds:
        (1) Fraud or willful and knowing misrepresentation or false statement made in the application for a license or in the conduct of the alarm business.
        (2) Failure to correct any deficiencies in equipment, procedures, or operation within thirty (30) days of receipt of notice of same from the department of public safety, or within such time as shall be determined as responsible by the commissioner if said deficiencies cannot be corrected within thirty (30) days.
        (3) Failure to comply with any order or notice issued by the commissioner after the rights to appeal have been exhausted.
        (4) The conviction of a partner, officer, or manager of a crime, subject to the applicable provisions of Articles 23 and 23A of the Correction Law.

§ Sec. 4-18-2 Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

    Alarm agent is any person employed by an alarm business whose duties include the selling, installing, maintaining, repairing, altering, moving, replacing, or servicing of alarm devices or systems.

    Alarm business is any business operated by a person for a profit and which engages in the activity of selling, leasing, installing, maintaining, repairing, altering, moving, replacing, or servicing of alarm devices or systems.

    Alarm system is an assembly of equipment and devices arranged to signal the presence of a condition requiring urgent attention by the police or fire departments. Any automatic alarm device or group of devices which when activated signals the existence of a condition which requires a response by public safety department personnel shall be deemed to be covered by this chapter.

    Alarm user is any person on whose premises an alarm system is maintained within the city, except for a proprietary system or an alarm system on motor vehicles.

    Answering service is an agency which provides, among other things, the service of receiving emergency signals from alarm systems through its employees and immediately relaying the appropriate message by live voice to the police or fire department of the jurisdiction in which the alarm signal originated.

    Automatic alarm communication device is an apparatus which automatically sends a digitally encoded tone sequence, line polarity reversal, or other electrical or electronic signal which indicates the existence of the emergency situation that an alarm system is designed to detect and report over the airwaves, telephone lines, or other communication cables or facilities.

    Central station means an office to which remote alarms and supervisory signaling devices are connected to receiving equipment monitored by police officers, private guards, or other personnel, and which provides persons to respond to protected premises when an alarm is received.

    Commissioner means the commissioner of public safety of the city and his deputy.

    Department of public safety means the department of public safety of the city.

    False alarm means the activation of the signaling portion of an alarm system through mechanical failure, malfunction, loss of externally supplied electrical power for less than four (4) hours, improper installation, improper usage, or an error or negligence on the part of the owner or lessee of the premises wherein the system is installed, or through the error or negligence of employees, guests, or agents of the owner or lessee of the premises. The term shall include all alarm signal activation incidents in which investigation by public safety department personnel reveals no evidence of the existence of an emergency condition. Those alarm signals which investigation reveals were triggered by physical damage to the protected premises as a result of a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or other violent natural phenomena and line trouble signals received via dedicated telephone lines are excluded from the definition of false alarms.

    Local alarm system refers to an alarm signaling system which when triggered causes an audible or visual signaling device to be activated in or on the premises within or upon which the system is installed.

    Primary emergency number means a telephone line leading directly into a designated office of the department of public safety for the purpose of handling emergency calls on a person-to-person basis, and which is identified as such by a specific number included among the emergency numbers in the telephone directory issued by the New York Telephone Company covering the service area within the jurisdiction of the department of public safety.

    Proprietary system is an alarm system which transmits its signals to a location within the protected premises and is monitored by the proprietor of the premises or his agents. When such a system monitors conditions which may require a response by public safety personnel, then it becomes an alarm system as defined in this chapter.

    Remote signaling system means an alarm signaling system which when triggered activates a device which transmits a signal to a central location where action is taken to respond to and investigate the cause of the signal.

    Special emergency number means a telephone line leading into a designated office of the department of public safety having the primary purpose of handling emergency signals transmitted by automatic alarm communication devices.

    Subscriber or user is a person who buys or otherwise obtains and uses an alarm system, whether or not he thereafter contracts with or hires an alarm business to monitor or service the system.