Cross Reference — License fee for billposters, §605.040.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §135; Ord. No. 487 §1, 9-5-1933; CC 1976 §3-1]
No person shall post any bill, sign, poster or advertisement on any building, fence, pole or any other property, whether public or private, belonging to another without the consent of the owner thereof. Such consent shall be secured in writing and shall be exhibited to any Police Officer on demand by the person having the same.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §§114, 115; CC 1976 §3-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to tear, deface, mutilate, take down or in any manner destroy any advertisement or any legal, public or private notice lawfully posted for public view within the City limits, except that the owner of the property, upon which such advertisement or notice has been posted without his permission, may remove the same.
[CC 1976 §3-3]
It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise, or attempt to advertise, by marking or painting on any of the streets or sidewalks within the City.
A person commits an offense of false advertising if, in connection with the promotion of the sale of, or to increase the consumption of, property or services, he recklessly makes or causes to be made a false or misleading statement in any advertisement addressed to the public or to a substantial number of persons. False advertising is a misdemeanor.
A person commits the offense of bait advertising if he advertises in any manner the sale of property or services with the purpose not to sell or provide the property or services:
Bait advertising is a misdemeanor.
[CC 1976 §3-16]
The word "distribute", for the purposes of this Article, shall mean and include the scattering, throwing, handing out or any other means of dispensing circulares, handbills or other printed matter.
[CC 1976 §3-17]
The provisions of this Article shall in no way affect the usual and customary sales and delivery of newspapers and periodicals and shall not prevent the distribution of advertising matter in business buildings or private residences.
[CC 1976 §3-18]
It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute any handbills or other advertising matter within the business districts of the City.
[CC 1976 §3-19]
It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute or cause to be distributed any circulares, handbills or other written or printed matter for advertising purposes upon the streets or sidewalks of the City without first obtaining a permit therefor.
[CC 1976 §3-20]
No person shall distribute handbills or advertisements of any kind by placing or throwing the same on any street, lot, building or otherwise. Such handbills or advertisements shall be enclosed in an envelope or clipped and placed on each house where such advertising matter is left.
[CC 1976 §3-21]
It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute or cause to be distributed any circulares, handbills or other written or printed matter for advertising purposes on behalf of any other person unless such other person shall first obtain a permit therefor. It shall be the duty of any person making such distribution to inform himself as to whether or not the proper permit has been obtained by such other person.
[CC 1976 §3-22]
No person shall distribute advertising or printed matter of any kind by placing the same in or on a motor vehicle that is parked on any street or in other public places.