Buildings and Construction
Right of entry-Unlawful interference-Penalty.
15.52.080 Right of entry- -Unlawful interference--Penalty.
A. Any authorized officer or agent of the city, pursuant to this chapter, shall be allowed to enter onto any land within the city limits to investigate violations of this chapter; provided, that such entries shall be made in such a manner as
to cause the least amount of inconvenience to the owner or occupant. Said officer or agent shall obtain an order permitting entry from a court of competent jurisdiction in the event entry is denied or resisted by the owner or occupant through the use of restraint, abduction, coercion or intimidation by force, violence or threat thereof.
B. Any authorized officer or agent of the city pursuant to this chapter shall be allowed to enter onto any land within the city limits to abate violations of this chapter.
C. It is unlawful for any person to interfere with a public officer or agent of the city in performing his or her duties pursuant to this chapter whether investigating or abating violations.
D. Any person who interferes with an officer or agent of the city pursuant to this chapter shall be punished as provided in Section 15.52.250 of this chapter. (Ord. 2379 §1(part), 1998)