§ 27.10. Inspections.
(a) As part of the review process described in § 27.6 (relating to processing of an application), the Department will, during daytime or otherwise reasonable hours, conduct an onsite inspection of the premises where the dangerous dog is kept to determine whether the applicant is in compliance with § 27.8 (relating to required enclosure for a dangerous dog). If the Department determines that the owner of the dangerous dog has failed to meet these requirements, the Department will request that the applicant take appropriate corrective action. The Department will terminate the processing of an application if corrective action is not taken within 15 days of a written request.
(b) The Department reserves the right to conduct an onsite inspection of the premises where the dangerous dog is kept at least biannually during daytime or otherwise reasonable hours, or at other times upon complaint or reasonable belief that a violation of this chapter or the act may exist. The Department reserves the right to enter the premises and conduct a follow-up inspection to a previous inspection that revealed noncompliance with this chapter or the act.
(c) A dog warden may enter into a home or other building only with the permission of the occupant or with an authorized search warrant.
(d) If an owner of a dangerous dog refuses to permit the Department to conduct the inspection described in subsection (a) or (b), the Department may suspend, revoke or deny a certificate of registration under this chapter.
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