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(A) The Code Enforcement Officer is authorized and directed to make inspections either in response to a complaint alleging the existence of a public nuisance as defined in this chapter or when the Code Enforcement Officer has reasonable grounds to believe such a public nuisance exists. If necessary to properly and adequately complete the inspection, the Code Enforcement Officer may be accompanied by other city employees, employees of other governmental agencies or independent contractors or volunteers who may assist in the inspection.
(1) When the Code Enforcement Officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a public nuisance exists in buildings other than one, two, or three family dwellings, and for reasons relating to the structural integrity, sanitary conditions, or other conditions of buildings or matters not under the jurisdiction of the city Building Department as provided for in R.C. Title 37, the Code Enforcement Officer shall give notice of his or her findings to the official of any other agency that has jurisdiction for the maintenance, repairs and alterations of the structure or grounds.
(2) The procedure for abatement of public nuisance issues in a building or structure other than a one, two, or three family dwelling, and relating to conditions of buildings or matters under the jurisdiction of the city as provided for in R.C. Title 37; or in a one, two, or three family dwelling, shall follow the procedures set forth in this chapter.
(B) Upon presentation of proper credentials and when permission is granted by a person who represents he or she has authority to grant permission, the Code Enforcement Officer may enter any building, premises or real estate, including vacant land, or any appurtenance thereto in the city to perform any duty imposed upon him or her by this Nuisance Abatement Code. Absent such permission, the Code Enforcement Officer may apply to a judge of a court of record, pursuant to R.C. § 2933.21(F) for a search warrant to conduct an inspection.
(C) Every occupant of a building, other structure, premises or real estate or any appurtenances thereto shall give the owner access to any part of the building, premises or real estate or any appurtenance thereto at all reasonable times for the purposes of making an inspection or maintenance, repair or alteration of the building, premises or real estate or any appurtenance thereto as necessary for the owner to comply with this chapter.
(Ord. 10-039, passed 6-15-10)