727.01  DEFINITIONS
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Canvassing," "canvassers" and "canvass" means the house-to-house distribution of ideas, pamphlets, literature, and the like, or the collection of signatures or support for any purpose or cause.  This definition does not include solicitation, peddling, or vending, as those terms are defined in this section.  This definition includes requesting contributions when such requests are made in conjunction with the house-to-house distribution of ideas, pamphlets, literature or the collection of signatures or support for any purpose or cause.  This definition includes both "contact canvassers" and "non-contact canvassers" as defined in subsections (a)(1) and (a)(2) hereof.
      (1)   "Contact canvassers" and contact canvassing" means those persons who canvass, as defined in subsection (a) hereof through in person, face-to-face contact, verbal or otherwise, with individual residents.
      (2)   "Non-contact canvassers" and "non-contact canvassing" mean those persons who canvass, as defined in subsection (a) hereof, without attempting in person, face-to-face contact with individual residents, such as the distribution of leaflets and/or pamphlets by leaving them at a place of residence.
   (b)   "Charitable" means and includes the words patriotic, philanthropic, social service, welfare, benevolent, educational, fraternal or any agency created for the purpose of supporting health research or health measures, either actual or purported.
   (c)   "Chief of Police" means the Chief of Police or his or her designee.
   (d)   "Contribution" means the gift, sale for less than market value or purchase for more than the market value of alms, food, clothing, money or property, including donations under the guise of a loan of money or property or the rental thereof for any charitable, religious or political use or purpose.
   (e)   "Peddler" means an itinerant solicitant/trader who sells wares which he or she may carry with him or her travelling place to place.
   (f)   "Person" means any firm, co-partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, church, religious sect, religious denomination, society, organization or league, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, agent or other similar representative thereof.
   (g)   "Political" and "political organization" shall not mean or include the term "charitable."  Such terms shall be given their commonly accepted definitions.  It is not necessary that a person be a candidate for an office or in support of another person as a candidate to be included within the definition "political" or "political organization."
   (h)   "Solicit" and "solicitation" mean the method by which a peddler or vendor conveys his/her wares: or the request, either directly or indirectly, for money, credit, property, financial assistance, or other thing of value on the plea or representation that which is being solicited will be used for charitable, political, or religious purpose.
   (i)   "Religious" and "religion" shall not mean and include the term "charitable."  Such terms shall be given their commonly accepted definitions.
   (j)   "Vendor" means a person who transfers property by door-to-door sales.
      (Ord. 16-14.  Passed 5-5-14.)