Town of Clifton Park, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clifton Park 7-25-1977 by L.L. No. 6-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 156.
Signs — See Ch. 171.

§ 54-1 Distribution restricted; opportunity for cancellation required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to tack or place in a plastic bag, bags or otherwise any advertising materials, samples, signs, handbills or other commercial advertising of any nature upon any private property or place, including mail boxes and posts, in any manner without solicitation unless twice a year, in January and in May, the distributor encloses and provides a self-stamped postcard or coupon with postage paid, allowing the person owning or occupying that property to cancel further deliveries or distributions as he so wishes. In addition, a second postcard or coupon stamped by the distributor shall be provided at the same time, to be addressed and filed with the Town Clerk as a record of the discontinuance. In addition, such material shall contain in each delivery a telephone number and mailing address of the distributor with notice that further distribution may be canceled at any time during the year by calling and canceling by phone or in writing by mailing such cancellation to the listed mailing address.

§ 54-2 Hours of distribution.

[Amended 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 54-1 herein, it shall be unlawful for any person to tack or place any sign, bill, poster or other advertisement of any nature upon any private property or place, including mail boxes and mail posts, in any manner, except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or dusk, whichever comes first.

§ 54-3 Distribution after cancellation prohibited.

It shall be unlawful to tack or place any sign, bill, poster or other advertisement of any nature on the private property of anyone who has placed the distributor or person making such delivery on notice, pursuant to § 54-1, of cancellation of such distribution or delivery until further notice.

§ 54-4 Applicability.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to notices posted by order of a court or notices to the public required by law to be posted in a public place and shall not apply to charitable or nonprofit organizations.

§ 54-5 Effect on other legislation.

The provisions of this chapter are in addition to any other federal or state statutes, laws or rights by common law and shall be concurrent therewith.

§ 54-6 Penalties for offenses.

Violations of this chapter shall be considered offenses. All persons, including corporations, found in violation shall be subject to a fine of $25 for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. Each delivery shall be considered a separate offense.