§ 6-27. Solicitation and handbill distribution on private property


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  • (a) It shall be unlawful to conduct solicitation on residential property, whether for a commercial or noncommercial purpose, between ½-hour before sunset and ½-hour after sunrise. This provision does not apply where the solicitor is on the property by express, prior invitation of the owner of the property or a person residing on the premises.

    (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute or cause to be distributed, a handbill upon any residential property except by handing such handbill directly to another person then present in or upon such private premises or by placing the handbill in a manner to prevent such handbill from being blown or drifting about such premises, except that mailboxes may not be used when prohibited by federal postal laws or regulations.

    (c) It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute or cause to be distributed any handbill upon any residential property if requested by anyone thereon not to do so, or if a "No Peddlers" sign is placed on such premises in a conspicuous place upon or near the main entrance to the residence.

    (d) It shall be unlawful for any person to go upon any residential premises for the purpose of solicitation and ring the doorbell, knock upon the door, or create any sound for the purpose of attracting the attention of the occupants of the residence if a "No Peddlers" sign is placed on such premises in a conspicuous place upon or near the main entrance to the residence.

    (e) Provided, however, that subsections (b) and (c) do not apply to handbills which are delivered to the residence at the request of a resident or the owner of the property.

    (f) A resident may obtain a "No Peddlers" sign from the city. The city may charge a fee for a sign in an amount sufficient to recover the cost of producing the sign.

(Ord. No. O-80-08, § II, 10-27-2008)