[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Yonkers 12-26-1911; amended in its entirety 7-2-1991 by G.O. No. 15-1991. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of billposting or the distribution of bills, papers, books, pamphlets, sample packages or printed matter intended for advertising in the City without having obtained a license.
[Amended 7-18-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996]
The Director of the Office of Licensing is hereby authorized to grant licenses to such persons as the Director deems proper to carry on the business of billposting or distribution of advertising matter.
[Amended 6-26-2012 by L.L. No. 6-2012; 6-1-2017 by L.L. No. 10-2017]
The Comptroller shall collect an annual fee of $200 for issuance of such license.
The license shall entitle a person, for the period of one year, to engage in the business of billposting or of the distribution of bills, papers, books, pamphlets, sample packages or other printed matter intended for advertising.
The license shall not be transferable.
[Amended 3-25-2008 by G.O. No. 1-2008]
A licensed billposter and distributor, while actually engaged in billposting or distribution of advertising material in the City of Yonkers, shall carry and furnish upon request, the valid license issue by the Office of Licensing.
[Amended 4-8-1997 by G.O. No. 5-1997]
No license fee shall be received from charitable, benevolent, fraternal or social organizations.
Billposters are required to keep their boards in good condition and to remove all paper from the premises as soon as torn off.
No person shall distribute, throw, drop or cause to be distributed or dropped in any of the streets or public squares of the City any posters, handbills, advertising cards or other substances used for the purpose of commercial advertising.
No person shall post any handbills, notices or advertisements of any kind on any house, wall or fence without the permission of the owner nor upon any post, flagstone, curbstone, telegraph or telephone pole, shade tree, shade tree box, hydrant or other place in any street nor print, paint, stamp or otherwise mark any words, letters, figures, signs or tokens of any sort thereon.