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§ 12-101. Administrative search warrants

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Safety

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 12. Building and Material Codes; Other Safety Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-101
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 89, § 2A
§ 12-101. Administrative search warrants
Scope of section
(a) This section applies only to inspections under § 12-909 and Subtitle 8, Part II of this title.
Application
(b) An inspector of the Division of Labor and Industry may apply to the District Court for an administrative search warrant under this section if the inspector:
(1) is authorized or required by law to inspect property in the State; and
(2) is denied access to the property after making a proper request for access of the owner, lessee, or other person in charge of the property.
Issuance
(c) A judge may issue an administrative search warrant under this section if the application:
(1) specifies the nature, scope, and purpose of the inspection; and
(2) shows that:
(i) the applicant is authorized or required by law to inspect the property;
(ii) the applicant was denied access to the property after making a proper request for access at a reasonable time;
(iii) the application is approved by the Attorney General; and
(iv) the inspection is sought for safety or health related purposes.

Credits

Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-101, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 12-101
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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