False alarms will soon come with a hefty price in the city of Greenville. A new ordinance means all home and business owners, who have an alarm that calls into 911, must have an alarm permit by October 1.
The permits will help log and monitor the names of people in Greenville with security alarms. People with repeated false alarm calls will be fined.
Last year Greenville responded to nearly 7,000 false alarms. Officials say the ordinance is a collective effort to reduce the amount of false alarms in the city which cost the city time and money to respond to.
Permit applications can be picked up at city hall or the police department. False alarm fines will range from $25 to $400.