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Upon presentation of proper credentials the Director of Building and Housing and his or her duly authorized agents or inspectors or the Fire Chief or his or her duly authorized agents or inspectors may enter at reasonable times, or at such other times as may be necessary in an emergency, any dwelling, building, structure or premises in the City to perform any duty imposed on him or her by this Housing Code or the Fire Code, provided that permission to enter is obtained from the occupant or, in the case of unoccupied property, from the owner or his or her agent. If such permission is refused or is otherwise unobtainable, a search warrant shall be obtained before such entry or inspection is made, except in the case of an existing emergency in which case entry may be made at any time and no search warrant is necessary. No person shall in any way obstruct, hinder, delay or otherwise interfere with such entrance under this section.
(Ord. No. 1075-09. Passed 8-5-09, eff. 8-13-09)