When­ev­er the fol­low­ing terms are used in this Arti­cle, they shall have the mean­ings ascribed to them in this Section.

(A) Solic­it­ing shall mean and include any one (1) or more of the fol­low­ing activ­i­ties:  Seek­ing to obtain orders, leads, refer­rals, or appli­ca­tions for the pur­chase of goods, con­tracts, poli­cies, wares, mer­chan­dise, food­stuffs, ser­vices of any kind, char­ac­ter or descrip­tion what­ev­er; for any kind of con­sid­er­a­tion what­ev­er or seek­ing to obtain sub­scrip­tions to books, pho­to or record clubs, mag­a­zines, pam­phlets, peri­od­i­cals, news­pa­pers, or any oth­er type of kind prod­uct, pub­li­ca­tion, or print­ed mate­r­i­al; or seek­ing to obtain infor­ma­tion of a sur­vey nature of any type, with the excep­tion of legit­i­mate cen­sus, or church sur­veys, or those polls or sur­veys con­duct­ed by autho­rized city, state or fed­er­al gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies, or their des­ig­nat­ed rep­re­sen­ta­tives; or seek­ing to obtain gifts, or con­tri­bu­tions of mon­ey, cloth­ing, or oth­er valu­able things for the sup­port or ben­e­fit of any char­i­ta­ble, or non-prof­it group, club, asso­ci­a­tion, cor­po­ra­tion or project, not pre-autho­rized in writ­ing by the Coun­ty Clerk, and must be in pos­ses­sion of his autho­riz­ing let­ter pri­or to com­menc­ing solic­i­ta­tion.  These groups shall be bound by this Sec­tion and Sec­tion 7–6‑9here­after.  These groups are exempt­ed from Sec­tion 7–6‑10 hereof.

Res­i­dents under six­teen (16) years of age, are specif­i­cal­ly exempt­ed from Sec­tion 7–6‑10 but are required to con­form to Sec­tion 7–6‑9 here­in and to ful­fill the same require­ments of pre-autho­rized let­ter as list­ed in the pre­ced­ing paragraph.

(B) Res­i­dence shall mean and include every sep­a­rate liv­ing unit occu­pied for res­i­den­tial pur­pos­es by one (1) or more per­sons, con­tained with­in any type build­ing or struc­ture, and this shall be so con­strued to include com­mer­cial estab­lish­ments of any size, type or descrip­tion with­in this County.

(C) Reg­is­tered Solic­i­tor shall mean and include any per­son who has obtained a valid cer­tifi­cate of reg­is­tra­tion as here­inafter provided.