§ 94.078  HANDBILL REGULATION.
   (A)   No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or on any sidewalk, street or other public place within the city, nor shall any person hand out, distribute or sell any commercial handbill in any public place.  It shall not be unlawful on any sidewalk, street or other public place within the city for any person to hand out or distribute, without charge to the receiver thereof, any noncommercial handbill to any person willing to accept it and in a manner that will not litter or obstruct the free flow of traffic on the sidewalks, streets or other public places within the city.
   (B)   No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or on an vehicle.  It shall not be unlawful in any public place for a person to hand out or distribute without charge, to the receiver thereof, a noncommercial handbill to any occupant of a vehicle who is willing to accept it and in a manner that will not litter or obstruct the free flow of traffic on the sidewalks, streets, or other public places within the city.
   (C)   No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or on any private premises which are temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant.
   (D)   No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any commercial or noncommercial handbill on any private premises if requested by anyone thereon not to do so, or if there is placed on the premises in a conspicuous position near the entrance thereof, a sign bearing the following words:  “No Trespassing,” “No Peddlers or Agents,” “No Advertisement” or any similar notice indicating in any manner that the occupants of the premises do not desire to be molested or have their right of privacy disturbed or have any handbills left on the premises.
   (E)   (1)   No person shall throw, deposit, or distribute any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or on private premises which are inhabited except by handing or transmitting any handbill directly to the owner, occupant or other person then present in or upon the private premises.  In case of inhabited private premises which are not posted as provided in division (D) above, the person, unless requested by anyone on the premises not to do so, may place or deposit any handbill in or on the inhabited private premises if the handbill is so placed or deposited as to secure or prevent the handbill from being blown or drifted about the premises or sidewalks, streets or other public places.
      (2)   Mailboxes may not be so used when prohibited by federal postal laws or regulations.
   (F)   (1)   The provisions of this section shall not apply to the distribution of mail by the United States, nor to newspapers as defined in this chapter.
      (2)   Newspapers shall be placed on private property in a manner as to prevent their being carried or deposited by the elements on any street, sidewalk or other public place or on private property.
(Prior Code, § 94.58)  (Ord. 3714, passed 11-9-1970)  Penalty, see § 94.999