Zoning ordinance; provisions for issuance of inspection warrants by magistrate. (HB205)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Provisions of zoning ordinance. Provides that a zoning ordinance may contain provisions for the issuance of inspection warrants by a magistrate. The zoning administrator may present sworn testimony to a magistrate or court of competent jurisdiction and request that the magistrate or court grant the zoning administrator an inspection warrant to enable the zoning administrator to enter the subject dwelling for the purpose of determining whether violations of the zoning ordinance exist. The zoning administrator shall make a reasonable effort to obtain consent from the owner or tenant of the subject dwelling prior to seeking the issuance of an inspection warrant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083014616
12/27/2007Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/12/2008Left in Counties, Cities and Towns

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB430 and HB1159.


Star Womanspirit writes:

In Home Inspections without a reason...Please this is ridiculous...

Stay out of my House unless you have a just cause and a reason to get a warrant to enter.....

Tim McCormack writes:

This is a fairly disturbing bill. Inspection warrants are fine for commercial or industrial, but *never* for residential. That's state invasion of privacy, pure and simple.