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8.20.160 Distributing Commercial and Non-commercial Handbills at Inhabited Private Residences.
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A. No person shall throw, deposit, or distribute any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon a private residence which is inhabited, except by handing or transmitting any such handbill directly to the owner, occupant, or other person then present in or upon such private residence; provided however, that in case of an inhabited private residence which is not posted, as provided in this chapter such person, unless requested by anyone upon such residence not to do so, may place or deposit any such handbill in or upon such inhabited private residence, if such handbill is so placed or deposited as to secure or prevent such handbill from being blown or drifted about such residence or sidewalks, streets, or other public places, and except that mailboxes may not be so used when so prohibited by federal postal law or regulations.

B. Exemption for Mail and Newspapers. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the distribution of mail by the United States, nor to newspapers (as defined herein) except that newspapers shall be placed on private residences or other 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 residences or other private property. (Ord. 1228, 1974)

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