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(A) Staff may enter upon any premises at any reasonable time for the purpose of inspecting all lands located within the jurisdiction of the Plan Commission and carrying out their duties in the enforcement of this chapter. Prior to entering upon any premises, staff shall furnish sufficient identification and information to enable the owner, tenant or occupant to determine the purpose of the inspection and that the person conducting the inspection is an authorized representative of the town.
(B) In the event that entry is denied by the owner, tenant or occupant of a premises, the Building Commissioner may make application to any court of competent jurisdiction for the issuance of a search warrant. Such application shall identify the premises upon which entry is sought and the purpose for which entry is desired. The application shall state the facts giving rise to the belief that a condition which is in violation of this chapter exists on the premises, or that such a violation in fact exists and must be abated, and that the condition or violation is not a lawful non-conforming use to the best of the affiant’s belief. Any warrant issued pursuant to such application shall order such owner, tenant or occupant to permit entry to staff for the purposes stated therein.
(Ord. 2000-16, passed 8-28-2000, § 10.4)