[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade 4-1-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-06. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Free distribution and/or delivery.
- PRINTED MATTER
- Any or all of the following: circulars, handbills, notices, cards, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and leaflets.
The following regulations for the distribution of printed matter and/or samples of merchandise are hereby established in and for said Township as a part of this chapter:
No printed matter or samples of merchandise shall be placed, thrown or discarded or caused to be placed, thrown or discarded by any person upon any public street, road, avenue, park or other public place in said Township or upon the lawn or in the yard appurtenant to any residence or other building located therein or upon any field or other open space within said Township.
No printed matter or sample of merchandise shall be distributed or caused to be distributed by any person at any residence or other building within said Township unless such printed matter or sample of merchandise is delivered into the hands of some person there offering to receive the same, is placed in a slot or receptacle provided on the premises for the receipt of printed matter, as permitted by federal law, or is placed within five feet of a door or entranceway of such residence or other building.
No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed any printed matter or sample of merchandise upon the premises of any residence or other building known to be vacant by the person distributing or causing to be distributed such printed matter or sample of merchandise.
No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed any printed matter or sample of merchandise upon the premises of any residence or other building if the owner or resident of said building informs said person that the owner or resident does not wish the delivery or distribution of said printed matter or sample merchandise.
This chapter shall not apply to the distribution of printed matter or samples of merchandise that shall have been previously ordered or requested by the owner, tenant or occupant of the premises where such distribution is made or to the distribution of printed matter.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Chapter 80, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. Each day on which a violation of this chapter exists shall be considered to be a separate and distinct violation and subject to the imposition of a separate penalty for each day of the violation, as the Municipal Court Judge may determine.