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(A) Any occupant of a residence or commercial building may give notice of a desire to refuse solicitors by displaying a “No Solicitation” or “No Trespassing” or similar sign which shall be posted on or near the main entrance door or near the property line adjacent to the sidewalk leading to the residence or the commercial building. Such sign shall not exceed the size parameters specified in the city’s land use ordinance regulating to signs. The display of such sign shall be deemed to constitute notice to any solicitor that the inhabitant of the residence or commercial building does not desire to receive and/or does not invite solicitors. It shall be the responsibility of the solicitor to check such residence or commercial building for the presence of any such notice.
(B) The Department of Public Safety shall maintain a “Do Not Contact List” which is available on the city’s website and at the office of the City Clerk. The “Do Not Contact List” shall set forth the address of the property of the owners/tenants of the property who do not wish to be solicited or wish to receive solicitors. It is the responsibility of the solicitor to make himself or herself aware of the list before entering into the act of soliciting.
(C) No solicitor shall solicit at any residence or commercial building where the owner or occupant has provided notice pursuant to divisions (A) and/or (B) above.
(D) The provisions of this section shall apply to all solicitors including those who are exempt from obtaining a solicitor’s permit or registering with the city.
(Ord. 3775, passed 9-4-2012)