Canvassing and Solicitation in the City of Kirtland
Persons desiring to solicit within the City shall apply for a solicitor's license at the Office of the Chief of Police. One application shall be made to authorize one or more persons to solicit within the city, provided that all such persons identified by the permit application are employed by the same person, firm or corporation.
The following persons are exempted from the requirements of licensing: charitable solicitors, temporary businesses operated by and for tax-exempt organizations, and any other persons otherwise exempted by law.
Persons desiring to operate temporary businesses shall apply for temporary business licenses at the office of the Zoning Inspector. Any resident of the city who wishes to exclude peddlers or solicitors from premises occupied by him or her may place upon or near the usual entrance to such premises a printed placard or sign bearing the following notice: "Peddlers and Solicitors Prohibited". Such placard shall be at least three and three-fourths inches long and three and three-fourths inches wide and the printing thereon shall not be smaller than 48 point type. No peddler shall enter in or upon any premises, or attempt to enter in or upon any premises, where placard or sign is placed and maintained. No person other than the person occupying such premises shall remove, injure or deface such placard or sign.
The City of Kirtland is located in Lake County in the northeast section of Ohio, approximately 22 miles east of the city of Cleveland, and about 5 miles inland from Lake Erie. First a township, Kirtland achieved village status in 1970 and was incorporated into a city in 1971. The City, with a population of about 6,000, is about 17 square miles and consists predominately of residential homes.