Code of Ordinances

Of Union County, Illinois.

7-6-1 Definitions

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.

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