Paradise Valley Town Code Article 4-3
Alarm Business License Required
A person or business desiring to engage in the activities of an alarm business in
the Town shall obtain a license in accordance with this Article. An alarm
business shall obtain a separate license for each business name under which the
alarm business conducts business or advertises.
The license(s) required by this Article shall be in addition to any other applicable
licenses or permits required by the Town, county, state or federal government.
Persons engaging in activities described in this Article shall comply with all other
ordinances and laws, including Town of Paradise Valley Code and Zoning
Ordinance, as required to engage in the activities to be licensed. Failure of an
applicant or licensee to meet the requirements of this subsection shall be grounds
for denial or revocation of a license.
Alarm business licenses are not transferable between businesses or persons.
Alarm Business License Application; Fees
Each applicant shall file an application for an alarm business license, or license
renewal, with the director, upon forms prescribed by the director. The application
shall be signed prior to submittal.
Each initial application and renewal shall be accompanied by the fee set forth in
§1.6.2 of the Town of Paradise Valley Master Fee Schedule. Each renewal shall
also be accompanied by payment in full of all outstanding service charges for the
previous permit period. No alarm business license will be renewed without full
payment of all fines and service charges, none of which shall be refundable,
prorated, or transferable.
With the application, an applicant shall also provide proof that the applicant
complies with the licensing requirements of the State of Arizona Registrar of
Contractors. Applicants whose sole business is operating a monitoring agency are
not required to possess any state registrar of contractor licenses.
An alarm business license shall be issued only if the applicant:
Has a primary alarm business license, valid at the time of application, issued
by the City of Phoenix or, alternatively, the City of Scottsdale, and
Meets all the requirements for a reciprocal alarm business license under this
If the primary alarm business license under which a reciprocal alarm business
is issued expires or is cancelled, suspended or revoked, the reciprocal alarm
business license in this Town shall be cancelled or revoked (in cases of
suspension or revocation) on the date the primary alarm business license
expires or the cancellation, suspension or revocation is final.
Reciprocal alarm business licensees shall operate in accordance with this Article.
Alarm Business License Term; Renewal
The alarm business licenses issued under this Article are effective January 1
each year, and shall be valid for a period of one (1) year.
Alarm business licenses permits are renewable annually, in accordance with this
If an alarm business fails to renew the alarm business license within thirty (30)
calendar days after its expiration, or within such time determined by the director,
the alarm business license is cancelled. If the alarm business wishes to reapply
for an alarm business license for the same alarm system at the same premises, the
alarm business shall apply for a new alarm business license.
Failure to Obtain Alarm Business License
If alarm business, including system installation or active signal monitoring, is
being conducted in the Town by an alarm business without an active alarm
business license, the alarm business shall be assessed a service charge in
accordance with §1.6.2 of the Town of Paradise Valley Master Fee Schedule.
Any alarm business conducting business without having first obtained an alarm
business permit as required by this Article shall be notified, in writing, by the
The use is in violation of this Article.
Application for an alarm user permit must be submitted to the director not
later than ten (10) business days from the date of the notice.
Service charges shall continue to accrue, until the director receives the alarm
business license application with full payment of service charges and
Changes in Alarm Business Licenses
An applicant or licensee shall give written notice to the director of all changes
to the information submitted in connection with any license application or
renewal, within ten (10) business days of the change.
To cancel a primary alarm business license in the Town, the alarm business
shall notify in writing the director and all jurisdictions issuing reciprocal
alarm business licenses. To cancel a reciprocal alarm business license in the
Town, the alarm business shall notify the director. Each cancellation notice
shall include the effective date of cancellation.
Alarm Business Display of License
The alarm business license shall be conspicuously displayed at the central business office
of the alarm business.