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36-603 - Right to enter premises for inspection or abatement
36-603. Right to enter premises for inspection or abatement
When a county board of health or a local health department deems it necessary to enter a building or structure within its jurisdiction for the purpose of examining, destroying, removing or preventing a nuisance, source of filth or cause of sickness and is refused entrance, any member of the board or officer of the department may make a complaint under oath to a justice of the peace. The justice of the peace shall issue a warrant directing the sheriff or other peace officer accompanied by and under the direction of at least one member of the board or department to destroy, remove or prevent, between the hours of sunrise and sunset, such nuisance, source of filth or cause of sickness.