City of Watertown, NY
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Watertown as Ch. 32 of the 1949 Code. Section 166-5 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Businesses and trades — See Ch. 112.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 265.
Zoning — See Ch. 310.

§ 166-1 License required.

No person shall conduct the business of bill posting or bill distributing, sign advertising or of distributing signs, advertising matter, samples or any like method of advertising, without first having secured a license as provided in Chapter 112.

§ 166-2 Exceptions.

Nothing contained in § 166-1 shall be construed to apply to the posting of legal notices or to the posting or distributing by any person of material to advertise any business or activity which such person owns or in which he is directly engaged or to any person engaged in a general poster advertising business owning taxable property used for such purposes within the city.

§ 166-3 Legal notices.

Legal notices shall be posted only at such places as have been, or may hereafter be, designated for that purpose.

§ 166-4 Posting restrictions.

No person shall place or post an advertisement of any nature in or upon any public place or upon any telephone or electric pole, lamppost, hydrant, sidewalk, public building or billboard designated for legal notices. No person shall place or post an advertisement of any nature upon any privately owned building, fence or other structure without the consent of the owner thereof.

§ 166-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 12-1-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both. Each day of continued violation is a separate and distinct offense.