Chapter 7.36


7.36.010    Purpose of provisions.

7.36.020    Permitting fly production prohibited.

7.36.030    Administration and surveys.

7.36.040    Investigation—Right of entry.

7.36.050    Abatement of nuisances.

7.36.010 Purpose of provisions.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the investigation, continuing regulation and abatement of conditions in the unincorporated territory of the County productive of flies which constitute a hazard to the public health, safety and welfare. In the administration and enforcement of this chapter, factors of population density and zoning ordinances will be taken into account. [Ord. 2025, 1974; Ord. 1242, 1967; prior code § 11.25.010].

7.36.020 Permitting fly production prohibited.

No person owning or possessing any land, dwelling or industrial, commercial or business premises or structure shall allow or permit any condition, process or operation whereby there is created or permitted to continue the production of flies or fly larvae or pupae in such manner or quantity as to endanger the health or interfere with the comfort of persons occupying property in the neighborhood. [Ord. 2025, 1974; Ord. 1242, 1967; prior code § 11.25.020].

7.36.030 Administration and surveys.

The County Health Officer and their designees shall be responsible for the administration of this chapter and shall conduct such area surveys as are appropriate. [Ord. 5324 § 4, 2020; Ord. 2025, 1974; Ord. 1242, 1967; prior code § 11.25.030].

7.36.040 Investigation—Right of entry.

The Health Officer may, upon reasonable cause to believe a violation of this chapter exists, investigate conditions productive of flies, fly larvae, or pupae. The Health Officer shall have the power, while acting in the performance of their duty, to enter such building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same; provided, that if such building or premises be occupied, they shall first present proper credentials and request entry; and if such building or premises be unoccupied, the Health Officer shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons having charge or control of the building or premises and request entry. If such entry is refused, the Health Officer shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry. When the Health Officer shall have first obtained a proper inspection warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry, no owner or occupant or any other persons having charge, care or control of any building or premises shall fail or neglect, after proper request is made as herein provided, to promptly permit entry therein by the Health Officer for the purpose of inspection. [Ord. 5324 § 4, 2020; Ord. 3620 § 35, 1985; Ord. 2025, 1974; Ord. 1242, 1967; prior code § 11.25.040].

7.36.050 Abatement of nuisances.

In the event that the County Health Officer determines that a violation of the provisions of this chapter exists, the Health Officer may abate any condition resulting therefrom as a nuisance in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1.14 SCCC. [Ord. 5324 § 4, 2020; Ord. 2025, 1974; Ord. 1242, 1967; prior code § 11.25.050].