[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Meriden 10-7-1963 as §§ 18-2, 18-3 and 18-4 of the 1963 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 156.
Special sales — See Ch. 165.
Solid waste, recycling and littering — See Ch. 176.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 180.
Zoning — See Ch. 213.
Defacing trees — See C.G.S. § 23-65.
No person shall place or maintain any poster, placard, sign or advertising device of any kind upon any private premises, pole or tree or in any public place, without obtaining the written consent of the owner of such property. If such property is owned by the City, written consent of the head of the department having charge of such property shall be obtained. In no case shall matter of an offensive nature be displayed.
No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed handbills or commercial advertising matter at buildings, houses, dwellings, stores or other structures other than by placing the same inside screen or storm doors, under doors or in the jambs of doors.
It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute or cause to be distributed upon any street or sidewalk in the City advertisements in the form of posters, handbills or advertising cards or other devices or articles used for the purpose of commercial advertising. This section shall not be so construed as to prevent the distribution upon the streets and sidewalks of any leaflets, pamphlets, circulars or dodgers which express or present the opinions, views or beliefs of any individual or group or which solicit membership in any group or organization.
The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by citation, in addition to other remedies. The citation fine amount shall be $77. The following persons have authority to issue citations for violations pursuant to this section: City of Meriden police officer.