Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
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)