Section 16-161 Uninvited solicitation by peddlers, etc.


    (a) The practice of being in and upon posted private residential property in the city, by solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of merchandise, not having been requested or invited so to do by the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of such private residences, for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, or for the purpose of disposing of or peddling or hawking the same, is hereby declared to be a nuisance, is declared unlawful, and is hereby prohibited.

    (b) The posting in a conspicuous place of a notice stating "No Soliciting, " or similar language upon the premises of a private residence, shall be prima facie evidence that the solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of merchandise have not been requested or invited to be in and upon private residential property.

    (c) This section shall not apply to the solicitation of orders for sale of goods, wares and merchandise for charitable purposes.

    (d) Any person convicted of perpetrating a nuisance, as described in this section, shall be punished as provided in section 1-8 of this Code.

(Code 1964, § 7.1105)