False Alarm Bylaw
The False Alarm Bylaw was established to reduce the number of the Regina Police Service responses to false alarms by promoting the proper use and maintenance of alarm systems.
- Conditions on which the Regina Police may suspend their response to an alarm site are established.
- Alarm Coordinator designated by the Chief of the Regina Police Service will carry out the administration of this bylaw.
- Each alarm owner must update the information provided in each alarm registration within five days of the information changing; maintain the alarm site and the alarm system to minimize or eliminate false alarms.
- Each alarm company must submit an alarm registration to the Alarm Coordinator; make dispatch requests and convey cancellations in the manner determined by the Alarm Coordinator; verify every alarm signal, except for a panic alarm signal, before making a dispatch request; ensure alarm owners and users are given adequate training on the proper use of each alarm system.
- Every alarm registration must include required information that is listed in this bylaw; the registration requires to be renewed before December 31.
- Warnings and fees may apply to a false alarm.
There are fines in place for individuals and/or corporations who do not comply to the regulations within the bylaw. Fines can reach up to $25,000.
Starting July 1, 2019, Regina Fire & Protective Services will charge property owners a fee for attending a false alarm:
- First false alarm – a warning letter will be sent to the property owner
- Second false alarm – $300
- Third and subsequent false alarms – $600
A false alarm is when a fire safety monitoring device initiates a request for fire rescue services not caused by heat, smoke or fire and after attending and inspecting, there is no danger to safety, health and welfare of people, property or the environment. Another false alarm is when a signal from a security system intended to detect an unauthorized entry is directed to Regina Fire & Protective Services instead of Regina Police Service.
Report a Bylaw Infraction
If you know of a bylaw violation and would like to report it, contact Service Regina by calling 306-777-7000 or using the online service request form.