On March 4, the N.J. Supreme Court upheld the right of an inspector from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)to conduct a warrantless search of residential property, to determine whether a permit had been violated. The decision may settle an issue for environmental and land-use lawyers, but the reality is that very few homeowners would bar the door when a DEP inspector knocks.
DEP's Inspection of Residential Property
New Jersey Law Journal
May 15, 2013
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