City of Chilliwack
Bylaw No. 2875
A bylaw to regulate the use of security and fire alarm systems
WHEREAS Section 726 of the Local Government Act provides that Council may, by bylaw,
establish fees to be paid by the owner or occupier of real property to which policing services and
Fire Department services are provided in response to a false alarm of a security or fire alarm
NOW THEREFORE the Council of the City of Chilliwack in open meeting assembled enacts as
1. This bylaw may be cited as "Security and Fire Alarm System Regulation Bylaw 2002,
2. "Security Alarm System Regulation Bylaw 1999, No. 2646" is hereby repealed.
3. In this Bylaw:
"City" means the City of Chilliwack;
"false alarm" means the activation of a security or fire alarm system to which the
police or Fire Department respond where the alarm is caused by human error or a
malfunction of the system attributed to improper installation or lack of
"security alarm" includes a system of security alarms and the interconnecting parts of
“fire alarm” includes a system of fire alarms and the interconnecting parts of the
MAINTENANCE OF SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM
4. Every owner or occupier of real property or a premises where a security or fire alarm
system is installed shall be responsible for the proper use, maintenance and operation of
such system so as to prevent false alarms.
5. Where a false alarm has occurred on any real property or premises, the owner or occupier
of the real property or premises shall be charged a fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00)
for each false alarm, due and payable upon receipt of notice from the City.
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6. Any fee imposed pursuant to this bylaw remaining unpaid at December 31 of that year
shall be added to and form part of the taxes payable on the real property where the false
alarm or alarms occurred as taxes in arrears.
OFFENCE AND PENALTY
7. Every person who violates any provision of this Bylaw, or who allows or permits any act
or thing to be done in violation of any provision of this Bylaw, or who neglects to or
refrains from doing anything required to be done by any provision of this Bylaw is guilty
of an offence against this Bylaw and is liable to the penalties imposed under this Bylaw
and each day that a violation continues to exist is deemed to be a separate offence against
8. Every person who commits an offence against this Bylaw shall be liable upon summary
conviction to a fine or to imprisonment, or to both a fine and imprisonment, no t
exceeding the maximum allowed by the Offence Act, as amended.
9. If any portion of this Bylaw is held invalid by a Court of competent jurisdiction, then that
invalid portion shall be severed and the remainder of this Bylaw shall be deemed to have
been adopted without the severed portion.
Received first reading on the 21st day of October, 2002.
Received second reading on the 21st day of October, 2002.
Received third reading on the 21 st day of October, 2002.
Reconsidered, finally passed and adopted on the 4th day of November, 2002.