§ 115.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      (1)   The act of any person traveling by foot, vehicle or any other type of conveyance who goes on private property to:
         (a)   Request, either directly or indirectly, money, credit, funds, contributions, personal property or anything of value;
         (b)   Take or attempt to take orders for the sale of any goods, wares, merchandise or services of any kind, or description for future delivery or for services to be performed in the future either in person or by distributing flyers and leaflets.
      (2)   Does not mean the following:
         (a)   A person communicating or otherwise conveying or receiving ideas, views or beliefs or otherwise disseminating oral or written information to a person willing to directly receive such information, provided that such information is of a political, religious or charitable nature;
         (b)   Does not include a realtor or auctioneer conducting private listings or auctions of real or personal property;
         (c)   A person conducting a poll, survey or petition drive with regard to any political matter;
         (d)   A person carrying, conveying, delivering or transporting food or beverage products, newspapers or other goods to regular customers on established routes or to the premises of any person who had previously ordered such products or goods is entitled to receive the same;
         (e)   Any person exempted from this chapter's requirement under I.C. 8-1-34-30;
         (f)   Fund-raisers by or for any school district, 501c3 charitable organization, service club having national affiliation or church, as long as such organization, school, club or church is located within the city or its jurisdictional limits;
         (g)   Any person who is an owner or employee of an established business located in a permanent structure or building within the city's jurisdictional limits where the solicitation is in direct relation to the owner's or employee's business activities within the city;
         (h)   Fund-raisers by or for any neighborhood association where solicitation occurs within the specific neighborhood association boundaries; or
         (I)   Fund-raisers by or for any municipal department of the city.
   DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITOR. A person, whether a resident of the city or not, engaged in door-to-door solicitation. In addition, a DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITOR may also be considered a peddler or transient merchant as defined in I.C. 25-37-1 et seq., which includes any method of selling goods, wares, or merchandise door to door in the city jurisdictional limits. A solicitor or panhandler conducting solicitation for money or other objects of value where no license or permit is applicable are defined and regulated in §§ 130.30 through 130.32 of this Code, governing panhandling and solicitation.   
   POLITICAL. On behalf of a political party or candidate or for the purpose of influencing legislation or personal belief.
   RELIGIOUS. On behalf of an established religion which means a particular system of faith and worship recognized and practiced by a particular church, sect or denomination.
(Ord. 2019-07, passed 4-23-2019)