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Exterior burglar bars which are viewable from the street are not allowed.

Full Text of the Law

Sec. 18-3. Security/burglar bars.

(a) Exterior security/burglar bars on doors and windows are not allowed within the city on buildings used for commercial or industrial purposes which would be visible from the street or adjacent structures.

(b) Security/burglar bars shall be allowed on the interior of all buildings. Security/burglar doors shall be allowed only if they are placed on the interior side of a normal exterior door.

(c) Construction of security/burglar bars shall comply with MCA 1972, § 45-11-71 et seq. and section 1009 of the International Building Code of the International Code Council, 2000 edition.

(d) This section shall have no effect on security/burglar bars which are in place as of April 16, 1996.

(e) Any person who violates the provisions of this section, upon conviction, shall be fined in an amount not to exceed $1,000.00, and in the case of a continuing violation, without reasonable effort on the part of the violator to correct such violation, each day of such violation shall be a separate offense.

(Ord. No. 960017, §§ 1--5, 4-16-1996)

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