Town of Fort Edward, NY
Washington County
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All dwellings, structures and uses regulated under the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, including but not limited to those buildings and structures for which a building permit has been obtained, shall be inspected for compliance with the building construction and the fire prevention provisions of the code.
Except as otherwise required by the code, no regular or periodic inspections of occupied dwelling units shall be required. This shall not, however, be a limitation on inspections conducted at the invitation of the occupant or by an affected property owner, where conditions on the premises are shown to threaten or present a hazard to public health, safety and welfare.
Access to buildings and premises by the Code Enforcement Official to conduct inspections shall be made only after reasonable prior notice has been given to the owner or his authorized representative with the following exceptions:
A. 
In the event that the owner or his authorized representative can not be located with due diligence.
B. 
In the event that the occupant makes a complaint that the conditions within the premises pose a threat to the health, safety or welfare of its occupants.
If entrance to make an inspection is refused or cannot be obtained, the Code Enforcement Official may apply for a warrant to make an inspection to any court of competent jurisdiction.
Upon issuance of a building permit, it shall be the responsibility of the owner, the applicant or their authorized agent to arrange building construction inspections with the Code Enforcement Official.
The Department of Code Enforcement shall conduct required fire prevention inspections for compliance with the fire prevention provisions of the code.