People who live Sandy Springs and have questions about registering your alarm under the city’s new false alarm ordinance should visit city hall tomorrow, Aug. 13.

The city will hold an open house at two separate times: one from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The open house will be held in the city council chambers at Sandy Springs City Hall, located at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500.

City officials are hoping the session will answer any questions and clear up any confusion about the new registration effort.

Residents have until Oct. 1 to register. Registration is free and can be done online by visiting www.sandyspringsga.gov/alarm.

“With at least 95 percent of alarm calls false alarms, our public safety personnel spend a great deal of time responding to non emergencies,” said Public Safety Director Terry Sult said in a press release.  “There will be an adjustment as new habits are formed around the use of our alarm systems, but reducing the number of false alarms will enable police and fire the time to focus on prevention and initiatives to help keep the community a safe community.”

False alarms will result in fines starting at $50, and escalating up to $500 depending on the number of false alarm incidents.

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com