San Jose, CA asked in Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for California

Q: Can San Bernardino building Dept. (code enforcement) Deny you access to your property.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Municipal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The San Bernardino County Building and Safety Division has the authority to enforce building codes and regulations in the county, including the power to enter onto private property for inspections or enforcement actions, provided they have obtained the necessary warrant or consent from the property owner. However, the county cannot deny a property owner access to their property, unless there is an imminent danger or threat to public safety. If you believe that your rights have been violated by the Building and Safety Division, you may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in property rights and municipal law for further guidance.

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