City of Waverly, IL
Morgan County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Waverly as Ch. 3 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licenses — See Ch. 178.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 225.
It shall be unlawful for any person to wrongfully and maliciously tear down, deface or cover up any posted advertisement or bill of any person when the same is rightfully posted and put up and during the time such sign or advertisement shall be of value.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
It shall be unlawful for any person to leave or place upon or against any telephone pole or electric light pole or other utility pole within the City any advertisement of any character or description.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HANDBILL
Any printed or written matter, any sample or device, dodger, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, paper, booklet or any other printed or otherwise reproduced original or copies of any matter of literature.
NEWSPAPER
Any newspaper of general circulation as defined by general law, any newspaper duly entered with the Post Office Department of the United States, in accordance with federal statute or regulation, and any newspaper filed and recorded with any recording officer as provided by general law; and in addition thereto shall mean and include any periodical or current magazine regularly published with not less than four issues per year, and sold to the public; and shall mean and include any other copyrighted material.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to the distribution of mail by the United States, nor to newspapers, except that newspapers shall be placed on private property in such a manner as to prevent their being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon private property.
It shall be unlawful for any person to hand out or distribute or sell any handbill in any public place; except that a handbill may be personally delivered to any person willing to accept the same.
No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any handbill in or upon private premises which are inhabited, except by handing or transmitting any such handbill directly to the owner, occupant or other person then present in or upon such private premises; provided, however, that in case of inhabited private premises which are not posted, such person, unless requested by anyone upon such premises not to do so, may place or deposit any such handbill in or upon such premises if such handbill is so placed or deposited as to secure or prevent such handbill from being blown or drifted about such premises or sidewalks, streets or other public places, and except that mailboxes may not be so used when so prohibited by federal postal law or regulation.
No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any handbill upon any private premises, if requested by anyone thereon not to do so, or if there is placed on such premises a sign bearing the words "No Trespassing," "No Peddlers or Agents," "No Advertisement" or any similar notice, indicating in any manner that the occupants of such premises do not wish to have their right of privacy disturbed, or to have any handbills left upon such premises.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or deposit any handbill in or upon any private premises which are uninhabited or vacant.
No person shall throw or deposit any handbill in or upon any vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute commercial handbills within the City without first obtaining a permit so to do.
A. 
License chapter applicable. The provisions of Chapter 178, Licenses, of this Code, insofar as the same may be applicable and not in conflict, shall apply to and govern the issuance of any permit under the provisions of this article.
B. 
Application. Applications for a permit required by the provisions of this section shall be made to the City Clerk, and shall contain a statement of the nature of the article, cards or advertisement to be distributed and the name of the applicant and the name of the manufacturer or distributor of such article or service advertised.
C. 
Fee. The fee for a permit required by the provisions of this section shall be set forth in the fee schedule adopted by the City Council.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
D. 
Investigation. No permit required by the provisions of this section shall be issued to any but a person of good character.