City of Franklin, NH
Merrimack County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 12-1-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Hazardous buildings — See Ch. 121.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 166.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 233.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish the policy and procedures to provide ample protection for the unnecessary entry and/or inspection of owner-occupied detached single- or two-family structures.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department to implement a systematic inspection program that provides an adequate level of protection within all the adopted codes to all occupancies except for one- and two-family dwellings.
B. 
It is to be clearly understood that a request by a city official to inspect a detached one- or two-family dwelling shall be based upon a reasonable belief that an imminent hazard or substantial unsafe condition does exist and not part of a systematic inspection program.
C. 
Any entry into a single- or two-family dwelling would only occur after due process with strict adherence to constitutional law.