(cf Search Warrants Act 1985 , s 11)
(1) An application for a warrant must be in writing in the form prescribed by the regulations and must be made by the applicant in person.
(2) An eligible issuing officer must not issue a warrant unless the information given by the applicant in or in connection with the application is verified before the eligible issuing officer on oath or affirmation or by affidavit.
(3) An eligible issuing officer may administer an oath or affirmation or take an affidavit for the purposes of an application for a warrant.
(4) This section does not apply to a telephone warrant.