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(a) No person shall place an advertisement, non-subscribed newspaper or sample merchandise in or upon private property without having obtained a permit from the Chief of Police to do so.
(b) No person, including persons who hold a permit as described in subsection (a) hereof, shall place an advertisement, non-subscribed newspaper or sample merchandise in or upon private property which has been properly registered on the do-not-solicit list.
(c) The Chief of Police shall grant such a permit to responsible persons or organizations. No fee shall be charged or collected with regard to the issuance of a permit under this chapter.
(d) As part of the permit application, the applicant shall provide an address and telephone number where the permit holder may be contacted by property owners or lessees where such advertisement(s) is delivered.
(e) Any person or organization which has obtained a permit is also granted permission to employ other individuals, businesses, or independent contractors, to distribute pertinent materials, without a need to obtain multiple permits. It shall be a condition of such permit that any items distributed contain the name, address, and telephone number of the responsible person to whom requests for discontinuance of distribution may be given, and distribution of such items without such information shall constitute a violation of this section.
(f) It shall be a further condition of the permit that the holder thereof shall collect and remove distributed items which have been discarded in bulk, promptly upon notification thereof.
(g) Upon receipt of repeated reports of noncompliance with requests to cease distribution under subsection (d) hereof, other than as proscribed herein or of failure to collect and remove under subsection (e) hereof, the Chief of Police may, after a suitable hearing, revoke the permit of such violator.
(h) Upon receipt of repeated reports of noncompliance with subsection (b) or (c) hereof, the Chief of Police may, after a suitable hearing, revoke the permit of such violator.
(i) This section shall not apply to any canvassing activity as defined in Section 727.01 of this chapter. (Ord. 16-14. Passed 5-5-14.)