Village of Oakwood, IL
Vermilion County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Oakwood as Title 5, Ch. 5.12, of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 195.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 205.
For the purposes of this chapter, the words set out in this section shall have the following meanings:
CANVASSING
Includes any one or more of the following activities:
A. 
Seeking information or opinions for the purpose of collecting data for any study or poll.
B. 
Seeking signatures for any petition or similar document.
SOLICITING
Includes any one or more of the following activities:
A. 
Seeking to obtain orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, food stuffs, services of any kind, character, or description whatever.
B. 
Seeking to obtain prospective customers for application or purchase of insurance of any type, kind or character.
C. 
Seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, and every other type or kind of publication.
D. 
Seeking to obtain gifts or contributions of money, clothing, or any other valuable things for the support or benefit of any charitable or nonprofit association, organization, corporation, or project; except, however, that any solicitation performed by any student, teacher, or parent of any student on behalf of any school district association or club or any publicly recognized youth organization shall not be considered soliciting.
It is unlawful for any person, unless hereinafter exempted, to engage in business as a canvasser or solicitor calling at residences or elsewhere within the Village without the previous consent of the occupant, if any, for the purpose of soliciting orders, sales, subscriptions, or business of any kind or seeking information or donations without first having obtained a license from the Village Board to do so.
Any person wishing to be a canvasser or solicitor shall make application in writing to do so to the Board of Trustees by filing an application with the Clerk of said Board, said application containing the applicant's complete identification and address; name of employer, if any; the nature of the products or services which he is interested in soliciting, or of the organization which he is representing; the proposed period of soliciting or canvassing; and the proposed method of operation in the Village.
The President and Board of Trustees shall, at regularly convened meetings, grant, deny, or take under advisement for a period not to exceed 30 days all applications received by the Clerk since the previous regular meeting of the Board. Said license shall be issued upon such terms and conditions as the President and Board of Trustees shall deem necessary or convenient for the public's protection and welfare.
It is unlawful and constitutes a nuisance for any person, whether issued a license to canvass or solicit under this chapter or not, to solicit or canvass the occupant of any residence prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. of any weekday or Saturday, or at any time on a Sunday or on a state or national holiday.
Any license issued under this chapter may be revoked by the Village President or Chief of Police because of any violation by the licensee of this chapter, or of any other ordinance of the Village or of any state or federal law; provided, however, that said revocation shall continue only until the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees, at which time the President and Board of Trustees shall determine whether the revocation should be made permanent or dissolved.
[Added 6-11-2018 by Ord. No. 18-6-11-1]
Whoever violates any provision of this Chapter 227 shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than $100, and not more than $750.