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Sec. 6-5-321. Inspection of licensed premises and adjacent grounds.
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(a) Every licensed premises and adjacent grounds shall be open to inspection by police officers, building officials, firefighters, zoning officials, sales, use and excise tax officials, and health department officials at any time that anyone is present in the licensed premises, without obtaining a search warrant, and without reasonable suspicion to believe that any violation or criminal offense has occurred.

(b) The licensee, principals, registered managers, and employees shall have no reasonable expectation of privacy as to the buildings, rooms, areas, vehicles, furniture, safes, lockers, or containers on the licensed premises and adjacent grounds, except as provided in this Section.

(c) Licensees, principals, registered managers, and employees on the licensed premises and adjacent grounds shall retain a reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to their persons, the personal effects in their immediate possession, and their own motor vehicles on the licensed premises and adjacent grounds, to the extent provided by other legal authority, but shall have no reasonable expectation of privacy as to other areas, vehicles, safes, lockers, containers, or objects on the licensed premises or adjacent grounds.

(d) Patients, primary caregivers, and other persons on the licensed premises and adjacent grounds shall retain a reasonable expectation of privacy as to their medical condition, their persons, the personal effects in their immediate possession, and their motor vehicles on the licensed premises and adjacent grounds, to the extent provided by other legal authority, but shall have no reasonable expectation of privacy as to other areas, vehicles, containers, or objects on the licensed premises and adjacent grounds.

(e) Police officers and other officials shall not inspect records described in Section 6-5-319(b) of this Code, as amended, or any person, place, or area in which a person retains a reasonable expectation of privacy, unless a search warrant is obtained for the same or there are legal grounds that would excuse the requirement of a warrant. (Ord. 1348, 2011; Ord. 1463 §4, 2018)

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