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(A) General. G.S. § 160A-179 states a town may, by ordinance, prohibit or regulate begging or otherwise canvassing the public for contributions for the private benefit of the solicitor or any other person.
(B) Begging prohibited. No person shall beg or otherwise canvass the public for contributions for the private benefit of the solicitor or any person.
(C) Beggar refusing to leave. Any beggar who enters upon premises owned, leased or rented by another and willfully refuses to leave said premises after having been notified by the owner or possessor of said premises, or his or her agent, to leave shall be in violation of this section.
(D) Solicitation of contributions from the public.
(1) Nothing in this section shall prohibit any licensed non-profit agency holding 501(c)3 status from soliciting funds in the nonresidential zoning district with permission from the owner of said premises.
(2) No door to door solicitations are allowed in the nonresidential zoning district without express prior communication from the resident(s).
(Prior Code, § 2-1) (Ord. passed 1-19-2010) Penalty, see § 130.99
Injuring personal property, see G.S. § 14-160
Regulation of begging, see G.S. § 160A-179
Second degree trespass, see G.S. § 14-159.13