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(a) No person shall go upon any residential premises and ring the doorbell, or rap or knock on the door, or create any sound in a manner calculated to attract the attention of the occupant of the residence for the purpose of engaging in or attempting to engage in a home solicitation transaction before 9:00 a.m or after thirty minutes following sunset of any day, from October 1 through March 31 and before 9:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. of any day, from April 1 through September 30.
(b) Subsection (a) hereof shall not apply to a visit to the premises as a result of a request or an appointment made by the occupant.
(c) A person shall not contact by telephone the occupant of a residence for the purpose of engaging in or attempting to engage in a home solicitation transaction before 9:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. of any day, Monday through Saturday, or at any time on a Sunday or on any State or Federal holiday.
(d) In this section, “sunset” means the time of day provided by the Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory as the time for sunset on that day in the City.
(Ord. 53-98. Passed 3-23-98; Ord. 176-02. Passed 9-9-02; Ord. 29-2016. Passed 3-14-16.)