OWASSO, Okla. (KTUL) -- A new city ordinance in Owasso aimed at reducing the number of false burglar alarms requires you to get yours registered.
According to Owasso police, 99 percent of all alarms are false. Owasso officers have responded to more than 3,700 false alarms in the last two years -- more than 11 percent of Owasso's total number of reactive calls.
In July, the City of Owasso approved a new ordinance that requires all alarm users to register their systems, imposing fees on false alarms. The ordinance goes into effect Oct. 1.
Home and business alarms must be registered online at www.owassopolice.com under the Alarm Registration page. The cost of annual registration is $30 for residential locations and $100 for businesses.
Registered home systems are allowed two free false alarms per year. Registered businesses are allowed three false calls without penalty.
Alarm users are free from fees for false alarms or failure to register until Dec. 1.