City of Burlington, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Burlington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 217.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 259.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 8-1997 (Ch. 8.04 of the 1996 Municipal Code)]

§ 189-1 Posting prohibited.

No bills, posters, signs, stickers, either of paper, wood, tin or any other material shall be posted, nailed or otherwise fastened to any telegraph, telephone or electric light pole, tree or private fence within the City. This article shall not apply to authorized or private bill posters or where permission has been given by a property owner to allow his/her premises to be used for such purpose, and public notice thereof has been given that the premises may be so used. The Superintendent of Public Works shall remove all posters, signs and stickers that are put up contrary to this article.

§ 189-2 Defacing public notices.

No person shall pull down or deface any ordinance or handbill of this City signed by the Mayor or other officer of this City, set up within the City.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 8-1997 (Ch. 8.20 of the 1996 Municipal Code)]

§ 189-3 Distribution in public places.

No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill, newspaper, paper, periodical, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet in any public place, provided that any person may hand out or distribute without charge to the receiver thereof any noncommercial handbill, newspaper, paper, periodical, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet on any sidewalk, street or other public place within the City to any person willing to accept it.

§ 189-4 Distribution at private premises.

No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any commercial, handbill, newspaper, paper, periodical, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet in or upon private premises which are inhabited, except by handling or transmitting any such material directly to the owner, occupant or other person then present in or upon such private premises, provided that in case of inhabited private premises which are not posted as provided in § 189-7, such persons, unless requested by anyone upon such premises not to do so, shall have the authority to place or deposit any such handbill, newspaper, paper, periodical, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet in or upon such inhabited private premises if such materials are so placed or deposited as to secure or prevent it from being blown or drifted about such premises or sidewalks, streets or other public places and except that mailboxes may not be used when prohibited by the law or regulations.

§ 189-5 Exceptions.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to distribution of mail by the postal service.

§ 189-6 Depositing at vacant premises prohibited.

No person shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill, newspaper, paper, periodical, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet in or upon any private premises which are temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant.

§ 189-7 Distribution prohibited where posted.

No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any commercial or noncommercial handbill, newspaper, paper, periodical, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet upon any private premises if requested by anyone thereon not to do so or if there is placed on such 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 such premises do not desire to be molested or have their right of privacy disturbed or to have any such material left upon such premises.

§ 189-8 Placement on vehicles prohibited.

No persons shall throw or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill, newspaper paper, periodical, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet in or upon any vehicle, provided that a person may hand out or distribute, without charge to the receiver thereof, a noncommercial handbill, newspaper, paper, periodical, magazine, circular, card or pamphlet to any occupant of a vehicle who is willing to accept it.