Yes. If you disagree, the ordinance does have an appeal provision. The Alarm User may appeal an assessment of a false alarm fee to the Alarm Administrator by setting forth in writing the reasons for the appeal within 30 days after the date of the notification of the assessment of civil penalty(ies) and paying an appeal fee of $10 for each invoice appealed. Failure to submit an appeal within 30 days of notification shall constitute a waiver of the right to contest the assessment of fees or penalties.
The appeal must be mailed to the following address:
City of Wichita Police Department
455 N Main
Wichita, KS 67202
If the appeal is granted, the appeal fee will be placed in your escrow account to pay future or past invoices. If you choose to have the appeal fee issued to you in a refund, please write or call the Wichita Alarm Program and request the escrow to be refunded. Please be advised this refund process may take up to six weeks. Appeals will be heard through the administrative process.