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SEC. 27-52.   PLACARDING; INSPECTIONS.
   For a property that has been finally determined to satisfy the presumptions in Section 27-48 of this chapter, as amended, the following applies:
      (1)   Placarding.  The chief may require the owner to place a placard on or near the front door or at any main entrance to the structure or dwelling unit.  For multitenant and commercial properties, the chief may also require the owner to place a placard in a conspicuous place in a common area of the property.
         (A)   The placard must be visible at all times and must state the following:
   "THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS DECLARED THIS SITE A HABITUAL CRIMINAL PROPERTY UNDER ARTICLE VIII, CHAPTER 27, OF THE DALLAS CITY CODE.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL DPD AT [TELEPHONE NUMBER DETERMINED BY THE CHIEF].  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS OCCURRING AT THIS PROPERTY OR IN AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911."
         (B)   A person commits an offense if the person, without authority from the chief, removes or destroys the placard.
      (2)   Inspections.  The chief may inspect the property for compliance with the conditions and activities in Section 27-49 (b)(1) of this chapter, as amended, or any other condition or activity the chief determines, in light of the chief's training and experience, will reduce abatable criminal activity at the property.  (Ord. 30714 )