Businesses wishing to place merchandise on public streets or sidewalks must apply for a permit and follow the ordinances below. There is no fee for this permit.
Apply for Permit for Merchandise on Public Streets
City Ordinance regarding Merchandise on Public Street
33-2-12 MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC STREET. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use any street, sidewalk, or other public place as space for the display of goods or merchandise for sale; or to write or make any signs or advertisements on any such pavements, unless permission is granted by the City Council. Should such permission be granted, goods or merchandise or other articles, may be displayed along the front of commercial buildings but shall not protrude thirty-six (36) inches maximum from the building onto public property. The placement of merchandise shall not be such that it would be in violation of any Federal, State, or local laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. (See 65 ILCS Sec. 5/11-80-3)
(A) Insurance. A business owner shall be required to have a One Million Dollar ($1,000,000) liability policy providing coverage for any accident relating to the placement or maintenance of said merchandise on public property, and the City must be named as an additional insured. A copy of said policy shall be delivered to the City annually, at the time application for a permit is made. Failure to submit a certificate of insurance to the City shall be a violation of this Section and the business owner shall be required to remove said merchandise from public property. (Ord. No. 14-13; 05-27-14)