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Upon presentation of proper credentials, the building official, or his/her duly authorized representative, during normal business hours, or at any time mutually agreeable to the inspector and owner, shall request permission of the owner or occupant in lawful possession of any covered residential building to enter and inspect the same in order to perform a duty imposed by this code upon him/her. Neither the building official, nor his/her duly authorized representative, shall enter a covered residential building where an owner or occupant in possession shall object to such entry, except where the building official, or representative, shall have first obtained an order authorizing the entry after submitting evidence indicating efforts by the building official to obtain entry for inspection adequate to justify such an order.

(Section 8.285 amended by Ordinance No. 19150, enacted June 15, 1983.)