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Administrative Inspection Warrant

Reference Number: MTAS-114
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: October 18, 2017
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T.C.A. § 68-120-117 authorizes the issuance of an administrative inspection warrant when an owner or person in charge of premises refuses consent to an inspection to determine compliance with safety codes or ordinances. The building official requesting the warrant must be certified under T.C.A. § 68-120-113. Any judge of a court of record, other official authorized to issue a search warrant, or a municipal judge who is a lawyer may issue the administrative inspection warrant.