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Maryland Code, Labor and Employment § 5-211

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(a) Whenever an individual who is authorized to inspect property in the State is denied access after the individual makes a proper request to the owner, lessee, or other person in charge of the property, the individual may apply to the District Court for an administrative search warrant under this section.

(b) Each application under this section shall:

(1) state the nature, purpose, and scope of the inspection;  and

(2) show that:

(i) the applicant:

1. is authorized by law to inspect the property to which access was denied;  and

2. requested access at a reasonable time;

(ii) access was denied;  and

(iii) the inspection is for a purpose related to safety or health.

(c) An application may not be submitted to the District Court unless approved by the Attorney General.

(d) On application in accordance with this section, the District Court may issue an administrative search warrant.

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