§ 20.04.090. Inspection of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units and premises  


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  • 1. The superintendent of central inspection is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections to determine the condition of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units, and premises located within the city, in order that he may perform his duty of safeguarding the welfare and safety of the occupants of dwellings and of the general public and in order that he may ascertain that the standards for dwellings as set forth in this chapter are properly maintained. For the purpose of making such inspection the superintendent of central inspection is hereby authorized to enter, examine, and survey at any reasonable time all dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units and premises. The owner, operator, and occupant of every dwelling, dwelling unit and rooming unit shall give the superintendent of central inspection free access to such dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming unit and its premises at all reasonable times for the purpose of such inspection, examination and survey. In the event of necessity, the superintendent of central inspection shall procure right of entry and inspection by application to and proper orders from a court of competent jurisdiction. Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall give the owner thereof, or his agent or employee, access to any part of such dwelling unit or its premises at all reasonable times for the purpose of making such repairs or alterations that are necessary to effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter or with any lawful rule or regulation adopted or any lawful order issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

    2. Any officer or employee of the city charged with the enforcement of this chapter shall not, in the discharge of his duties, thereby render himself liable personally. Any suit brought against any officer or employee of the city because of such act performed by him in the enforcement of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be defended by the department of law until the final termination of the proceedings therein.

(Ord. No. 27-902 § 9)