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Section 2737.17 | Officer may use any lawful means to enter any building or enclosure.


Unless the order of possession directed to the levying officer specifies otherwise, the levying officer, in the execution of the order, may use any lawful means to enter any building or enclosure, other than an occupied dwelling unit, in which the property described in the order, or any part of it, is contained, if reasonable efforts to obtain voluntary admittance have failed. If the officer enters the building or enclosure to take possession of the property described in the order without first obtaining permission to enter, he shall file with the court on the next business day an affidavit setting forth the circumstances of his entry and the reasons he was unable to obtain voluntary admittance.

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