North Carolina General Statutes § 160A-448 Additional powers of public officer

An ordinance adopted by the governing body of the city may authorize the public officer to exercise any powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purpose and provisions of this Part, including the following powers in addition to others herein granted:

(1)        To investigate the dwelling conditions in the city in order to  determine which dwellings therein are unfit for human habitations;

(2)        To administer oaths, affirmations, examine witnesses and receive evidence;

(3)        To enter upon premises for the purpose of making examinations in a manner that will do the least possible inconvenience to the persons in possession;

(4)        To appoint and fix the duties of officers, agents and employees necessary to carry out the purposes of the ordinances; and

(5)        To delegate any of his functions and powers under the ordinance to other officers and other agents. (1939, c. 287, s. 7; 1971, c. 698, s. 1; 1973, c. 426, s. 60.)

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