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(a) The Division of Building and Division of Planning are authorized to make inspections of properties and structures in order to examine and survey the same, at any reasonable hour, for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter. Prior to seeking entry to any property or structure, there must be an attempt to obtain permission from the owner or occupant. If such permission is denied or cannot be obtained, the City shall secure a valid search warrant prior to entry.
(b) Upon determination that work is being done contrary to this Zoning Ordinance, the City shall issue a stop work order or order for removal of violation, and post said order on the premises involved. Removal of or disobeying, a stop work order, except by the order of the City, shall constitute a violation of this Zoning Ordinance. After an order to remedy such a violation is served or posted on the premises, no work, except to correct the violation or comply with the order, shall proceed on any building or tract of land included in the violation.
(Ord. 03-071. Passed 3-10-03.)