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SECTION 690.45
Search warrants; form and content
Criminal Procedure (CPL) CHAPTER 11-A, PART 3, TITLE T, ARTICLE 690
§ 690.45 Search warrants; form and content.

A search warrant must contain:

1. The name of the issuing court and, except where the search warrant
has been obtained on an oral application, the subscription of the
issuing judge; and

2. Where the search warrant has been obtained on an oral application,
it shall so indicate and shall state the name of the issuing judge and
the time and date on which such judge directed its issuance.

3. The name, department or classification of the police officer to
whom it is addressed; and

4. A description of the property which is the subject of the search,
or, in the case of a search warrant as defined in paragraph (b) of
subdivision two of section 690.05, a description of the person to be
searched for; and

5. A designation or description of the place, premises or person to
be searched, by means of address, ownership, name or any other means
essential to identification with certainty; and

6. A direction that the warrant be executed between the hours of 6:00
A.M. and 9:00 P.M., or, where the court has specially so determined, an
authorization for execution thereof at any time of the day or night; and

7. An authorization, where the court has specially so determined,
that the executing police officer enter the premises to be searched
without giving notice of his authority and purpose; and

8. A direction that the warrant and any property seized pursuant
thereto be returned and delivered to the court without unnecessary
delay; and

9. In the case of a search warrant as defined in paragraph (b) of
subdivision two of section 690.05, a copy of the warrant of arrest and
the underlying accusatory instrument.