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(a) The Administrator is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections when:
(1) There exists reasonable grounds to believe that a violation of the provisions of this Code has been committed; or
(2) In response to a complaint that an alleged violation of the provisions of this Code has been committed; or
(3) When periodic inspections are required in accordance with this Code.
(b) All structures and premises subject to this Code are subject to inspection as necessary by the Administrator of the City. Upon written notice delivered by hand or by regular mail from the Administrator that an interior inspection is needed, all interior parts of the premises shall be made available and accessible. The owner, agent, and/or occupant are required to provide the necessary arrangements to facilitate such interior inspections.
(c) Exterior inspections shall be made on a periodic basis by area. Notification of such exterior inspection and the area to be inspected prior to inspection shall be published in a local newspaper.
(d) Where an owner, agent, occupant, bona fide prospective purchaser, bona fide prospective occupant, or mortgagee request a status report as to whether or not there are any known violations presently pending on such premises, upon payment of the required fee and the written request, a copy of any notice or order of any violation then pending and/or the most recent Certificate of Occupancy shall be sent to the applicant. The term "bona fide" shall mean anyone with a then existing contractual relationship by way of purchase contract or lease.
(e) The fee for any status report under subsection (d) shall be established by a majority vote of Council.
(f) Inspections shall be made between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. unless the premises are not available during the foregoing hours for inspections, or there is reason to believe a violation exists of a character which is an immediate threat to health or safety, thereby requiring inspection and abatement without delay or notification.
(Ord. 1989-36. Passed 7-10-89.)