Police False Alarms

Residents/Business Owners of the City of Ypsilanti:

Effective January 1, 2017, the City of Ypsilanti will begin enforcing cost recovery for emergency services specifically false alarms pertaining to police services. Any owner or lessee of property having a police alarm device on their premises and any user of services or equipment furnished by a licensee shall pay to the city a charge for each and every false alarm to which the police department responds in a calendar year.

A false alarm is defined as any signal activated by an alarm to which the police respond and is not the result of a criminal act or other emergency.  Per city ordinance, the below charges will be in effect:

Police False Alarms:

First occurrence in calendar year Warning
Second occurrence in calendar year $100
Third occurrence in calendar year $200
Fourth occurrence in calendar year $300
Each additional occurrence in calendar year Add $100 to previous fine

Invoices for false alarms will be issued monthly and payment must be made to the police department or city treasurer within ten days.

It is the responsibility of the owner or lessee of property to ensure that alarm systems are in proper working order. Please use the next few weeks to perform any maintenance work to ensure the system is in good working condition and that all users know how to properly activate and deactivate the system. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact police administration at (734) 483-8590.