“Sec. 5-9 of the Bowie City Code requires that all rental properties shall be subject to periodic inspection to determine if they are in conformance with this Code.”
Completely casting aside all rights to privacy and protection against unreasonable searches, the safety nannies will help themselves to inspect residential living spaces, claiming to be inspecting things like smoke detectors, windows, doors, locks, shrubbery, appliances, shutters, walls, outlets, gutters, plumbing, and so on.
Failure to keep an appointment with the inspectors results in a fine. Refusal to submit to the search results in a bigger fine. Additionally the town has made renting property illegal unless you grovel to the government for permission and pay them a fee for a “rental license.”