10.40.020 Distribution on public property.
10.40.030 Placing in vehicles.
10.40.040 Distributing on private property.
10.40.050 Posted property prohibited.
10.40.070 Prohibited contents.
10.40.080 Advertising matter.
10.40.090 Advertising matter--provisions.10.40.010 DEFINITION.
"Handbill" as used in this chapter includes any printed or written advertising matter, any sample or device, dodger, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, newspaper, paper, booklet, or any other printed matter or literature. (Prior code § 66.33).10.40.020 DISTRIBUTION ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.
No person, either directly or indirectly, shall deposit, place, throw, scatter or cast any handbill in or onto any public street, thoroughfare, park, ground or other public place or depot within the city. The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the handing, transmitting, or distributing, between the hours of eight a.m. and six p.m., of any handbill to any person willing to accept such handbill; provided, however, such handing, transmitting or distribution shall not violate any traffic regulations or interfere with, obstruct, stop or confuse the flow of traffic in, along, or upon such public thoroughfare, park, ground or other public place or depot. (Prior code § 66.34).10.40.030 PLACING IN VEHICLES.
No person, either directly or indirectly, shall distribute, deposit, place, throw, scatter or cast any handbill in or upon any automobile or other vehicle. The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the handing, transmitting or distributing between the hours of eight a.m. and six p.m. of any handbills to the occupants of any automobile or other vehicle. (Prior code § 66.35).10.40.040 DISTRIBUTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.
No person, either directly or indirectly, shall distribute, deposit, place, throw, scatter or cast any handbills in or upon any private yards, grounds, walk, porch, steps, mailbox, vestibule, house, residence, building, or any other private property. The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the handing, transmitting or distributing between the hours of eight a.m. and six p.m. of any handbills to the owner or other occupant of such private yard, grounds, walk, porch, steps, mailbox, vestibule, house, residence, building or other private property. (Prior code § 66.36).10.40.050 POSTED PROPERTY PROHIBITED.
The owner, or person entitled to possession, of any property may place or maintain a sign in a conspicuous place near the entrance thereof, indicating that no handbills are desired, in which event it is unlawful for any person to go upon such premises so posted, and distribute, deposit, place, throw, scatter, or cast any handbill. (Prior code § 66.37).10.40.060 EXEMPTIONS.
The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed to apply to the distribution of the United States mail nor shall the provisions of Sections 10.40.040 and 10.40.050 be deemed to apply to the delivery of any handbill upon any such private property when the person entitled to the possession of such property has requested such delivery. (Prior code § 66.38).10.40.070 PROHIBITED CONTENTS.
Anything in this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, no person shall distribute any handbill where the contents of such are immoral, obscene, or advocate unlawful, criminal, seditious or treasonable acts. (Prior code § 66.39).10.40.080 ADVERTISING MATTER.
No person shall distribute any handbill containing any advertising matter without first obtaining a permit for such distribution. (Ord. 1984-5 § 197, 1984: prior code § 66.40).10.40.090 ADVERTISING MATTER -- PROVISIONS.
Application for the permit provided for in Section 10.40.080 shall be made to the business tax collector, and shall include the applicant's name, age, address, occupation and principal or employer. The applicant shall attach a copy of the handbill to the application. The tax collector shall issue a permit upon the payment of the sum of one dollar for each one thousand handbills or fraction thereof, to be distributed. Permits shall be issued only to the person whose goods, wares, or merchandise are being advertised, or to the person who publishes an advertising medium, or to the person actually distributing such handbill, and a separate permit shall be obtained for each distribution; provided that such permit shall not apply to the distribution, peddling or delivery of any magazine or newspaper of general circulation published for the dissemination of local or telegraphic news or intelligence of a general character which has a bona fide subscription list or paid subscribers, and which is printed and published at regular intervals. (Ord. 1984-5 § 198, 1984: prior code § 66.41).