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§ 1-16 Inspection of Records and Business Premises.
   (a)   Every licensee shall maintain the records which it is required to maintain under Chapters 1 and 2 of Title 20 of the New York City Administrative Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder, and, except as otherwise set forth in said chapters or regulations, shall retain such records for three years. Licensees shall make such records available for inspection at the offices of the Department of Consumer Affairs, or at licensee's place of business, during business hours.
   (b)   The Commissioner or authorized representatives of the Commissioner may enter the business premises of a licensee during business hours for the purposes of:
      (1)   Inspecting or examining licensee's place of business in order to verify compliance with the provisions of Chapters 1 and 2 of Title 20 of the New York City Administrative Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder; and
      (2)   Inspecting or examining any records or documents licensee is required to maintain pursuant to said chapters and regulations; and
      (3)   Inspecting or examining non-public areas of licensee's place of business for the purposes stated in paragraph (b)(1) above.
   (c)   Inspections of the type described above will be conducted at least once in every two-year period, and additional inspections will be conducted if an inspection reveals alleged violations of Chapters 1 and 2 of Title 20 of the New York City Administrative Code or the regulations promulgated thereunder. Additional inspections shall also be conducted whenever the Department receives information alleging violation of said chapters or regulations.