Chapter 1.20


1.20.010    Designated.

1.20.010 Designated.

Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any ordinance or resolution, or whenever there is reasonable cause to believe there exists an ordinance violation in any building or upon any premises within the jurisdiction of the city, any authorized official of the city may, upon presentation of proper credentials, enter such building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon him by law; provided, that except in emergency situations or when consent of the owner or occupant to the inspection has been otherwise obtained, he shall give the owner or occupant, if they can be located after reasonable effort, 24 hours’ written notice of the authorized official’s intention to inspect. The notice transmitted to the owner or occupant shall state that the property owner or occupant has the right to refuse entry and that in the event such entry is refused, inspection may be made only upon issuance of a search warrant by a duly authorized magistrate. In the event the owner or occupant refuses entry after such request has been made, the official is empowered to seek assistance from any court of competent jurisdiction in obtaining such entry. (Ord. B-24 § 1, 1974).