§ 90.037  HANDBILLS.
   (A)   No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon any sidewalk, street, or other public place within the Town, nor shall any person hand out, distribute, or sell any commercial handbill in any public place.  However, it shall not be unlawful on any sidewalk, street, or public place within the Town for any person to hand out or distribute, without charge to the receiver thereof, any noncommercial handbill to any person willing to accept it.
   (B)   No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon any vehicle.  However, 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.
   (C)   No persons shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon any private premises which are temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant.
   (D)   No person shall throw, deposit, or distribute any commercial or noncommercial handbill upon 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 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 to have any handbills left upon the premises.
   (E)   (1)   No person shall throw, deposit, or distribute any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon private premises which are inhabited, except by handing or transmitting the handbill directly to the owner, occupant, or other person then present in or upon the private premises.  However, 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 upon 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, and except that mailboxes may not be so used when so prohibited by federal postal law or regulations.
      (2)   The provisions of this division shall not apply to the distribution of mail by the United States, nor to newspapers (as defined in § 90.001), except that newspapers shall be placed on private property in a manner as to prevent their being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk, or other public place or upon private property.
   (F)   No person in an aircraft shall throw out, drop, or deposit within the Town any litter, handbill, or any other object.
   (G)   No person shall post or affix any notice, poster or other paper or device calculated to attract the attention of the public to any lamppost, public utility pole, shade tree, or upon any public structure or building, except as may be authorized or required by law in connection with carrying out required governmental functions.
(1989 Code, § 90.27)  (Ord. passed 12-14-1982)  Penalty, see § 10.99