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A. Whenever the city has cause to believe that a violation of MMC Titles 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 22 has been or is being committed, this code shall be enforced, according to applicable law, by the department director responsible for administering that title, as provided herein. Unless provided otherwise in this chapter, department directors may act through code enforcement officers.

B. Entry. Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce or determine compliance with provisions of MMC Titles 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 22, or whenever the city has cause to believe that a violation of any provision of the above-referenced titles has been or is being committed, the department director may, if such building, structure, or property is occupied, present credentials to the occupant and request entry. If such structure or premises is unoccupied, the department director shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner, owner’s authorized agent or other person having charge or control of the structure or premises and request entry. If entry is refused, the department director shall have recourse to the remedies provided by law to secure entry.

C. Each day, or portion thereof, in which a violation continues constitutes a separate offense for which separate civil infractions or notices of violation may be issued or other enforcement actions taken, including without limitation criminal citations.

D. Responsibility for violations of the codes enforced under this chapter is joint and several, and the city is not prohibited from taking action against a person where other persons may also be potentially responsible for a violation; nor is the city required to take action against all persons potentially responsible for a violation. (Ord. 017/2020 § 1 (Exh. A))