§ 153.047  RIGHT OF ENTRY.
   (A)   The Building Inspector shall have the authority to enter upon property in the event it is necessary to make an inspection and/or to enforce the provisions of this chapter or when the Building Inspector or other official of the city has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in a building or upon a premises a condition which is contrary to or in violation of this chapter or code of ordinances which makes the building or premises unsafe, dangerous, or hazardous.
   (B)   (1)   In exercising the aforementioned authority, the Building Inspector shall take all reasonable steps possible to do the following:
         (a)   Enter the building or premises at a reasonable hour;
         (b)   In the event the premises is occupied, present his or her credentials to the occupant and request entry; and
         (c)   In the event the premises is unoccupied, make reasonable effort to locate the owner or other person having charge or control of the building or premises, if known, and request entry.
      (2)   In the event that entry is refused, the Building Inspector shall proceed with any and all recourse and remedies provided by law to secure entry.