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(A) Whenever it is necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this chapter, or whenever the Inspector has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises any condition or code violation which makes the building or premises unsafe, dangerous, or hazardous, the Inspector may enter the building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect it or to act to enforce this chapter. If the building or premises is occupied, the Inspector shall first present proper credentials and request entry. If the building or premises is unoccupied, the Inspector shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons having charge or control of the building or premises and request entry.
(B) When the Inspector has requested entry as provided above, no owner or occupant or any other persons having charge, care, or control of any building or premises shall fail or neglect to promptly permit entry therein by the Inspector for the purpose of inspection pursuant to this chapter. If entry is then refused, the Inspector shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to enforce this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 151.132) (Ord. D-1595, passed 7-31-1989, effective 9-1-1989)