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Distribution of Unsolicited Materials

The Cocoa Beach City Commission has adopted Ordinance No. 1618 to address the issues of unsolicited materials, such as, newspapers, handbills, advertisements, or other similar paper materials being left/thrown/placed on driveways, right-a-way,  porches or yards. The City Commission finds establishing an ordinance to address and prevent the indiscriminate throwing of unsolicited newspapers, handbills, advertisements, or other paper materials which can cause unsightly littering and the clogging of storm drains, and damage to waterways was necessary to protect the lagoon and residents. 

If you are experiencing unsolicited materials, please first contact the company or individual  that has deposited the material on your property. Inform them that they must discontinue putting unsolicited material on your property and advise them that the City of Cocoa Beach has an ordinance against this activity and they are subject to receiving a Class V citation, which carries a first offense fine of $250.00 and thereafter $500.00.

If the business does not stop then contact Development Services Department at the City and notify them of the violation. Please keep the unsolicited material so that Development Services Department knows who to issue the citation to.  

For more information please contact the City Clerk's office who can provide you with access to Ordinance No. 1618. 

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