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Brian Murphy
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Username: Brianmurphy1969

Post Number: 8
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 08:40 pm:   

I just tried to read thru the 16-page solicitation ordinance for some answers, and I still have one question regarding private and public properties.

How about the Collin College which I think is in Frisco, and other businesses.

When we get things on our windshields, are those people supposed to have obtained a permit?
 

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
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Username: Todd

Post Number: 481
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 11:40 am:   

It depends on what type of brochure they are handing out. While the ordinance was intended intitially for residential solictation, it could be enforced on any property. The key part of the ordinance, in this regard, is:
Sec. 22-71. Permits required for solicitation and commercial handbill distribution.
(a) Except as otherwise provided, a permit is required for an individual to personally, or through an agent or employee:
(1) Solicit funds; or
(2) Distribute any commercial handbill in or upon another's property.
(b) A permit is not required for:
(1) The distribution of noncommercial handbills;

If a person is distributing commercial handbills, a permit would be required. The solicitor would also have to abide no solicitation signs posted in the area, regardless of the type of handbill distributed.

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