Roadblocks are for the solicitation of monies by charitable organizations within the right-of-way of any street, road, highway, or other public way. Roadblock permits are only issued to eligible organizations that have received an exemption certificate from the internal revenue service under 26 U.S.C., Subchapter 501(c) (3) or (4). Charitable organizations are limited to only 1 roadblock per year. No professional solicitor may solicit in the name of a charitable organization.
Roadblocks are limited to 1 per day and may only be conducted on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - Noon. All roadblocks are restricted to the intersection of Locust Street and 5th Avenue West and the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue.
Charitable organizations seeking to obtain a roadblock permit must complete an application and submit it to the City Recorder. If approved, a permit is issued by the City Recorder and a copy must be available at all solicitation locations.
To view more information about roadblock permits and regulations, view the Springfield Municipal Code Title 16, "Streets and Sidewalks, Etc.", Chapter 7 entitled "Solicitation Roadblocks."