CHAPTER 14A. NUISANCES.
Article I. Nuisance.
Sec. 14A-1-6. Right of entry.
(a) Whenever it is necessary to make an inspection of any premises to
enforce the provisions of this chapter, the department head or his or her agent
may enter on such premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to
perform any duty imposed upon him or her by this chapter, except as provided in
Section 14A-1-6(c) below.
(b) Whenever practicable, the community
development director or his or her agent shall contact the occupant of such
premises prior to entry and inform the occupant of the reasons for such entry
onto such property, and if the occupant is other than the owner, the community
development director or his or her agent shall, if practicable, contact such
(c) Where required by state or federal law, a warrant shall be
obtained prior to entry onto premises for the purpose of inspecting the premises
or otherwise enforcing the provisions of this chapter, unless written consent to
enter is received from the owner or occupant of the premises or warrantless
entry is otherwise permissible under state or federal law. Where a warrant is
required, notice shall be given to the owner or occupant of the issuance of the
warrant twenty-four hours prior to the entry, unless the warrant provides
otherwise. (Ord. No. 1214, § 1.)