August 28 - Code Enforcement
Best Practices in Civil Code Enforcement
Inspections are the primary investigatory and enforcement mechanism for code or zoning enforcement officials. The role of administrative searches has been recognized by the United States Supreme Court as a legitimate and valid investigatory and enforcement mechanism used at all levels of government to enforce a variety of regulatory laws. This presentation will provide general principles under the Fourth Amendment of what constitutes a search, United States Supreme Court cases that provide the framework for administrative searches, exceptions to the search warrant requirement most likely to apply in code and zoning enforcement activities, and the procedural steps to obtain an administrative search warrant along with a description of the types of documentation necessary.
Speakers: Savita Rai, Shannon O'Connor & Jannet Spugnardi