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(a) Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this chapter, or whenever the director or his or her authorized representative has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises an ordinance violation, the director or his or her authorized representative may enter the building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon the director by this chapter, provided that if the building or premises be occupied, he or she shall first present proper credentials and request entry; and if the building or premises be unoccupied, he or she 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. If the entry is refused, the director or his or her authorized representative shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry.
(b) When the director or his or her authorized representative shall have first obtained a proper inspection warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry, no owner or occupant or any other persons having charge, care or control of any building or premises shall fail or neglect, after proper request is made as herein provided, to promptly permit entry therein by the building official or its authorized representative for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this chapter.
(1992 Code, App. B, § 15.65.020) (Ord. 42-83, passed 6-27-1983; Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013)