Chapter 9.20


9.20.010    Definitions.

9.20.020    Limitation on the hours of solicitation.

9.20.030    Solicitation signs.

9.20.040    Penalty.

9.20.010 Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:

“Solicitation” means an oral or written request to purchase or trade anything, to contribute or donate money or property for any cause, to render opinions or answer surveys on any subject, or to endorse or support by petition any product, candidate or cause.

“Solicitor” means any person conducting solicitation through door-to-door contacts by traveling about the city. [Ord. 490 § 1, 2015].

9.20.020 Limitation on the hours of solicitation.

No solicitor shall engage in solicitation on premises occupied as a residence within the city between the hours of 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. except by the prior, express permission of the person occupying or in control of those premises. [Ord. 490 § 1, 2015].

9.20.030 Solicitation signs.

A. No solicitor may enter onto property for the purpose of solicitation or conduct solicitation thereon when the property has been posted by a readable sign or placard stating “no solicitors,” “no solicitation” or “no trespassing.”

B. No person other than the owner or person in charge of the property may remove, deface or destroy the signs described in this section.

C. To limit solicitation under this chapter, a sign must:

1. Contain the words “no solicitors,” “no solicitation” or “no trespassing” or substantially similar language;

2. Not exceed 12 inches by 12 inches in dimension; and

3. Be clearly visible and posted on or near the boundaries of the property at normal points of entry or at the primary entrance for an occupied structure on the property. [Ord. 490 § 1, 2015].

9.20.040 Penalty.

Each violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250.00. [Ord. 490 § 1, 2015].