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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 16 December 2019 at 10:53)
201 Search warrants
(1) An authorised person may apply to an authorised officer if the authorised person has reasonable grounds for believing that the provisions of this Act or the regulations or the terms of an approval or order under this Act have been or are being contravened in or on any premises.(2) An authorised officer to whom such an application is made may, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so, issue a search warrant authorising an authorised person named in the warrant—(a) to enter the premises, and(b) to search the premises for evidence of a contravention of this Act or the regulations or the terms of an approval or order.(3) Division 4 of Part 5 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 applies to a search warrant issued under this section.(4) Without limiting the generality of section 71 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002, a police officer—(a) may accompany an authorised person executing a search warrant issued under this section, and(b) may take all reasonable steps to assist the authorised person in the exercise of the person’s functions under this section.(5) In this section—authorised officer has the same meaning as it has in the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002.