(1) For the purposes of enforcement of this chapter the building inspector or any person appointed by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, after showing official identification and, if necessary, a warrant issued to the building owner or agent of the owner under subsection (2) of this section, may:
(a) Enter, at reasonable times, any property that is known to be damaged, or for which there are reasonable grounds to believe that the structure has been damaged, as a result of an earthquake.
(b) Inspect, at reasonable times, within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner property that is known to be damaged, or for which there are reasonable grounds to believe that the structure has been damaged, as a result of an earthquake.
(2) If entry is refused, the building inspector or any duly appointed representative of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may appear before any magistrate empowered to issue warrants and request such magistrate to issue an inspection warrant, directing it to any peace officer, as defined in ORS 161.015 to enter the described property to remove any person or obstacle and assist the building inspector or representative of the department inspecting the property in any way necessary to complete the inspection. [Formerly 401.537]
Note: 455.448 and 455.449 were added to and made a part of 455.010 to 455.740 by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.Section: Previous 455.422 455.425 455.430 455.440 455.445 455.446 455.447 455.448 455.449 455.450 455.455 455.457 455.459 455.461 455.463 Next
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