§ 110.06  SOLICITORS.
   (A)   Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. An organization or institution organized and operated to benefit an indefinite number of the public. The service rendered to those eligible for benefits must also confer some benefit upon the public.
      EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION. An organization or institution organized and operated to provide systematic instruction in useful branches of learning which compare favorably in their scope and intensity with the course of study presented in tax-supported schools.
      FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION. An organization of persons having a common interest, the primary interest of which is to both promote the welfare of its members and to provide assistance to the general public in such a way as to lessen the burdens of government by caring for those who otherwise would be cared for by the government.
      RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION. Any church, congregation, society or organization founded for the purpose of religious worship.
      VETERANS ORGANIZATION. An organization or association comprised of members of which substantially all are individuals who are veterans or spouses, widows or widowers of veterans, the primary purpose of which is to promote the welfare of its members and to provide assistance to the general public in such a way as to confer a public benefit.
   (B)   Fee. Each registrant shall pay to the Village Clerk a registration fee of $50 for the period expiring one year after date of said registration.
   (C)   Certificate.
      (1)   Each applicant who shows evidence of good character and who pays the fee provided for herein shall be furnished a certificate indicating that he or she has registered and showing the dates covered by such registration.
      (2)   Each person shall at all times while soliciting or canvassing in the village carry upon his or her person the registration certificate and the same shall be exhibited by such registrant whenever he or she is requested to do so by any police officer or by any person solicited.
   (D)   Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to officers or employees of the village on official village business, and any bona fide charitable, educational, fraternal, religious or veterans organizations that operate without profit to their members and which have been in existence continuously for a period of five years or more immediately before making application for a permit and which have had, during that entire five-year period, a bona fide membership engaged in carrying out their objectives.
   (E)   Revocation. Any such registration may be revoked by the Village President or the Chief of Police because of any violation by the registrant or of any other ordinance of the village, or of any state or federal law, or whenever the registrant shall cease to possess the qualifications and character required in this section for the original registration.
   (F)   Consent of occupant. The practice of going in and upon private residences in the village by solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, itinerant merchants or transient vendors of merchandise, not having been requested or invited so to do by the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of said private residences, for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, and/or for the purpose of disposing of and/or peddling or hawking the same, is declared to be a nuisance.
   (G)   Voiding of sales and agreements. Any and all sales or agreements that are hereafter solicited by any person, who was not, at the time of such sale or agreement, registered under the provisions of this section, are voidable at the option of the person solicited or canvassed.
(Ord. 014, passed 4-1-1975; Ord. 14/A1, passed 8-28-1984; Ord. 14/A2, passed 11-27-1984)  Penalty, see § 110.99