1397.15  INSPECTION AUTHORIZED; RIGHT OF ENTRY.
   (a)    The Safety Service Director or other designated official is authorized to make or cause to be made external inspections of all structures or premises used for dwelling purposes and all secondary or appurtenant structures to determine whether such structures or premises conform to the provisions of this chapter.
   (b)    When a property owner denies the Safety Service Director or other designated official entry onto his property for the purpose of making an exterior inspection, the Safety Service Director or other designated official may apply for and obtain a search warrant pursuant to constitutional guidelines in order to gain access to such property.
   (c)    Nothing contained in this section shall limit the right of immediate entry by the Safety Service Director or other designated official onto any property in the City when he determines that an emergency exists.
(Ord. 02-046.  Passed 6-26-02.)