Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(A) It shall be unlawful for any peddler, solicitor, mobile food establishment, temporary food establishment operator or seasonal food establishment operator to enter on any private premises or to ring the doorbell or rap or knock in anyway in a manner calculated to attract the attention of the occupant when such premises are posted with a sign stating “no peddlers allowed” or “no solicitations allowed” or other words to such effect.
(B) A person desiring that no merchant or other person engage in home solicitation at his or her residence or business shall exhibit in a conspicuous place upon or near the main entrance to the building, a weatherproof card, not less than three inches by four inches in size, containing the words “no peddlers allowed” or “no solicitations allowed” or other words to such effect. The letters shall not be less than two-thirds of an inch in height. Every peddler, vendor, or solicitor permitted under this article, upon going onto any premises upon which a building is located, shall first examine the main entrance to the building to determine if any notice prohibiting soliciting is exhibited upon or about the main entrance of the building. If a notice complying with this section is exhibited, the permittee shall immediately depart from the premises without disturbing the occupant, unless the visit is the result of a request by the occupant.
(C) No person shall go upon any residential premises and ring the doorbell, or rap or knock upon the door or create any sound in a manner calculated to attract the attention of the occupant of the residence or for the purpose of securing an audience with the occupant or engaging in or attempting to engage in a home solicitation transaction if a card, as described in division (B) of this section, is exhibited in a conspicuous place upon or near the main entrance to the building, unless the visit is the result of a request made by the occupant.
(D) No person, other than the occupant of the building, shall remove, deface or render illegible, a card placed by the occupant pursuant to division (B) of this section.
(E) Any person required to be permitted under this chapter who has gained entrance to a residence, business or other such premises, for audience with the occupant, whether invited or not, shall immediately depart from the premises without disturbing the occupant further when requested to leave by an occupant.
(Ord. 04-007, passed 5-11-04; Am. Ord. O-2005-007, passed 10-25-05) Penalty, see § 112.99