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 owner.
(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.)