The commissioner, or the commissioner’s deputies or assistants, shall, subject to availability and efficient utilization of time, personnel and resources, inspect buildings or premises within their jurisdiction upon the written complaint of any citizen, or whenever the commissioner, or the commissioner’s deputies or assistants, deem it necessary. In the event that the commissioner is unable to make any inspection under this section, the commissioner shall transmit the complaint to the local authorities having jurisdiction.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 68-102-116

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105