§ 840-7. Street Ticket Sales—General  


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  • A person may not sell or offer for sale a ticket for admission to an event on a public street, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or any other city-owned property within the city of Cincinnati except in accordance with all of the following provisions:

    (a) Tickets may not be offered for sale or sold on Fountain Square, or on the overhead walkway system.

    (b) Tickets may not be offered for sale or sold on sidewalks where passage is restricted by construction.

    (c) Tickets may not be offered for sale or sold on the portion of a sidewalk, located close to a place of public assembly, that has been officially designated as a bus stop and is marked by an appropriate sign or signs.

    (d) Tickets may not be offered for sale or sold on a street, sidewalk or publicly-owned plaza within the Eastern Riverfront or Western Riverfront exclusion area or an overhead walkway bridge, stairway, escalator, passageway and elevator connecting thereto. This prohibition does not apply to sales from a ticket booth operated by a place of public assembly or within a publicly-owned garage located within the exclusion area, provided that the seller is in the garage with the permission of the garage owner or operator.

    (e) Tickets may not be offered for sale or sold from a public right-of-way other than a public sidewalk. This prohibition does not apply to sales to or from a passenger vehicle provided that the buyer or seller is not in violation of any provision of Title V, Traffic Code, of the Cincinnati Municipal Code.

    (f) Tickets may not be offered for sale or sold to the occupants of vehicles in traffic.

    (g) Tickets may not be offered for sale or sold in a manner that blocks, obstructs or restricts the passage of pedestrians or vehicles in the lawful use of the sidewalks or highways, ingress or egress to the abutting property, or interferes with the operation of any display stand of a person licensed as a vendor under Chapter 839 or Chapter 845 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code.

    (h) Ticket sellers may not use a display stand, table, booth, chair or sign other than a hand-held sign for the sale or offering for sale of tickets.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 075-2001, eff. Mar. 14, 2001)