Chapter 3
ADVERTISING

Sections:

ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

3.1    Name and address of distributor or sponsor required on handbills.

3.2    Notice by owner or occupant defined.

3.3    Unsolicited littering prohibited.

3.4    Distribution of printed matter by personal delivery.

3.5    Attaching, etc., advertising matter to poles, trees, etc.

3.6    Reserved.

ARTICLE II. RESERVED

ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL1

3.1 Name and address of distributor or sponsor required on handbills.

It is unlawful for any person to distribute, deposit, scatter, hand out or circulate any commercial or noncommercial handbill, circular, newspaper, paper, booklet, poster or any other printed matter in any place, under any circumstances, which does not have printed on the cover, front or back thereof, the name and address of the person who caused the same to be distributed; provided, however, that in the case of a fictitious person or club, in addition to such fictitious name, the true name and addresses of the owners, managers or agents of the person sponsoring the printed matter shall also appear thereon. (Ord. No. 89-16, § 1, 9-5-89)

3.2 Notice by owner or occupant defined.

In the event the lawful owner or occupant of the private property upon which the printed matter has been deposited does not desire further deposits of the material, the owner or occupant shall give written notice to the distributor of the printed matter. The term distributor means the person or entity who causes or for whose benefit the distribution is made. (Ord. No. 89-16, § 1, 9-5-89)

3.3 Unsolicited littering prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to throw, distribute, deposit, place or attach or in any other way leave any handbill, circular, newspaper, paper, booklet, poster or any other printed matter on private property after notice from the owner or occupant of the private property to cease and desist from such activity. Section 1.7 shall apply only to continuing violations at any one location. (Ord. No. 89-16, § 1, 9-5-89)

3.4 Distribution of printed matter by personal delivery.

Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the distribution of printed matter by personal delivery by handing the material directly to the recipient thereof. (Ord. No. 89-16, § 1, 9-5-89)

3.5 Attaching, etc., advertising matter to poles, trees, etc.

It shall be unlawful for any person, except a public officer or employee in performance of a public duty, to paste, print, nail, tack or otherwise fasten any card, banner, handbill, sign, poster or advertisement or notice of any kind, or cause the same to be done on any curbstone, lamppost, pole, hitching post, hydrant, bridge or tree upon a public street or public property within the city except as may be required by the provisions of this Code and other ordinances of the city or the laws of the state or of the United States.

It shall also be unlawful for any person except a public officer or employee in performance of a public duty, or a private person in giving a legal notice, to paste, post, paint, nail or tack or otherwise fasten any card, banner, handbill, sign, poster, advertisement or notice of any kind upon any property without the written consent of the owner, holder, lessee, agent or trustee thereof. Any advertisement prohibited by this section may be taken down, moved or destroyed by anyone. (Ord. No. 344, §§ 13, 14)

3.6 Reserved.

    Editor’s note: Ord. No. 86-19, § 39, adopted October 6, 1986, repealed § 3.6 in its entirety. Former § 3.6 was concerned with rights and privileges, and derived from Ord. No. 344, § 17.

ARTICLE II. RESERVED

    Editor’s noteOrd. No. 873, § 1, enacted Nov. 17, 1969, repealed §§ 3.7—3.14, pertaining to billboards, derived from Ord. No. 344. Section 68 of the zoning ordinance, codified in Appendix A, sets out sign regulations.


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Prior legislation: Ord. Nos. 344, 383, 421, 873 and 86-19.