Security Alarms/Nuisance Activities

Residential & Business Security AlarmsRESIDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER THEIR RESIDENTAL AND/OR BUSINESS SECURITY ALARMS WITH THE CITY OF SANDUSKY.

Sandusky City Commissioners passed legislation in December of 2004 as a means to protect the emergency services of the Police and Fire Departments of the City from misuse, by responding to defective alarm systems, excessive false alarms and nuisance 9-1-1 telephone calls.

Excessive False Alarms; Charges
If more than two false alarms occur at a particular location in any calendar year, then the Fire Chief or Police Chief shall invoice the alarm user as defined in Section 717.05 for reimbursement of a portion of the costs of responding to the third and subsequent false alarms pursuant to the following schedule:

Fee Number of Excessive False Alarms
$25 3rd
$50 4th
$100 5 or more

Criminal Activity as a NuisanceOn January 1, 2016 the Sandusky Police Department began enforcing Sandusky Codified Ordinance Section 531.17 – “Criminal Activity as a Nuisance User Charge for Excessive Consumption of Public Services”.

Sandusky City Commissioners passed an Ordinance in 2004 as a means to control excessive nuisance calls in which public service employees are being called to local residences and businesses in excess for non-emergency issues.  Local officials are confident that the enforcement of this Ordinance will help to improve neighborhoods in our community by encouraging Landlords to carefully screen their tenants and hold them accountable for their tenants’ actions.

Complete List of Activities Considered a Nuisance

The City of Sandusky, Erie County and State of Ohio provides convenient online services for Landlords and Property Owners which aid in the screening process of new tenants.

For a local records check, you may also visit our Records Department at the Sandusky Police Department, 222 Meigs Street, Sandusky, Ohio. Please note the Records Department can only supply arrest records for Sandusky, Ohio.