(A)   The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
      (1)   Any person canvassing or soliciting for a political candidate, organization or program, including the solicitation of donations or contributions for any political, candidate, organization or program; or
      (2)   Any nonprofit, religious, charitable, recreational, civic or veteran's organization, service club or volunteer fire or first aid company desiring to solicit or have solicited or canvassed in its name money, donations or financial assistance of any kind.
   (B)   Notwithstanding the foregoing, any person claiming the exemption set forth in division (A) of this section shall, prior to conduct of canvassing or soliciting within the village, file an application, in writing, with the Village Clerk, for a special permit. The application shall contain the following information:
      (1)   The name and address of the person or organization;
      (2)   The purpose for which the special permit is required;
      (3)   The names and addresses of the officers, directors or trustees of the organization;
      (4)   The period during which canvassing or soliciting is being carried on. Day and time limitations are the same as in § 110.09(B); and
      (5)   The names and addresses of all canvassers or solicitors engaged or utilized by the applicant.
   (C)   The Village Clerk shall file a copy of all applications for a special permit with the Chief of Police.
   (D)   Upon being satisfied that the person or organization is bona fide, subject to the exemptions set forth herein and as represented in its application, the Village Clerk shall issue a special permit, without charge, for the period of time during which canvassing or soliciting is requested.
   (E)   Any person conducting solicitation or canvassing on private property subject to prior express permission of the property owner is exempt from all of the provisions of this chapter.
(1986 Code, § 3-8.10)  (Ord. 09-15, passed 05-26-2009)