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Chapter 25.03 Administration

City Code Chapter

25.03.010 Enforcement.

(Amended by Ordinances 176955 and 178578, effective September 1, 2004.)

  1. The Director of the Bureau of Development Services shall enforce all the provisions of this Title.

25.03.015 Severability Clause.

(Added by Ordinance 191582, effective February 9, 2024.)

  1. If any provision of this Title, or its application to any person or circumstance, is held invalid by any court, the remainder of this Title and its application to other persons and circumstances, other than that which has been held invalid, shall not be affected by such invalidity, and to that extent the provisions of this Title are declared to be severable.

25.03.030 Inspector’s Right of Entry.

(Amended by Ordinance 188647, effective November 17, 2017.) 

  1. Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this Code, or whenever the Building Official or the Building Official’s authorized representative has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises any condition or Code violation which makes such building or premises unsafe, dangerous, or hazardous, the Building Official or the Building Official’s authorized representative may enter such building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon the building official by this Code. If such building or premises are occupied, proper credentials shall be presented with a request for entry. If such building or premises are unoccupied, a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons having charge or control of the building or premises shall be made to request entry.  If such entry is refused, the Building Official or the Building Official’s authorized representative shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry.
  2. When the Building Official or the Building Official’s authorized representative 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 Building Official or the Building Official’s authorized representative for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this Code.