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26.03.020 Right of Entry.

The Director may enter and inspect any building or premises when:

A.  It is necessary to enforce the requirements of this Title; or,

B.  There is reasonable cause to believe a dangerous, hazardous or unsafe condition exists which is in violation of this Title.

The Director may inspect occupied buildings or premises at reasonable times by presenting credentials to the occupant(s) and requesting entry.  To request entry to and inspect unoccupied buildings or premises, the Director shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons controlling the property.  If entry is refused or if the owner or persons controlling the property cannot be located, the Director shall have recourse to the remedies provided by law to secure entry.