Solicitors/Peddlers License

Peddlers are required to exhibit their license at the request of any citizen. (Ord. 5697, Adop. 4/02/68)

Definition - A peddler is any individual whose business is mainly or principally carried on by traveling either by foot, motor vehicle or any other type of conveyance from place to place, from house to house or from street to street, taking or attempting to take orders for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise or personal property of any kind whatsoever, for present or future delivery or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether or not such individual has, carries or exposes for sale a sample of the subject of such sale or whether he is collecting advance payments or not. 

Such term shall also include any person who, without traveling from place to place shall sell or offer any such goods for sale from any motor vehicle, or other vehicle or conveyance; provided, that this definition shall not include persons selling only to retailers or wholesalers.

Sec. 6-102 Prohibited areas set out. It shall be unlawful for any person to peddle any merchandise on Main Street between Sixth Avenue and Avenue "F", or on Sherman Street, First, Second, Third, Fourth Avenues, or Avenue "A" or "B" between Poplar Street and Adams Street.

Sec. 6-103 Use of streets. The issuance of a peddler's license to any person by the city clerk shall not entitle such person to have any exclusive right to any location in the public streets, nor shall any such person be permitted any stationary location nor shall he be permitted to operate in any congested area where his operation might impede or inconvenience the public. For the purpose of this section, the judgment of a police officer, exercised in good faith, shall be deemed conclusive as to whether the area is congested or the public impeded or inconvenienced. (Ord. 5697, Adop. 4/02/68) Sec. 6-104 Exhibition of license. 

Peddlers are required to exhibit their license at the request of any citizen. (Ord. 5697, Adop. 4/02/68)

Sec. 6-204 Same - Fees. At the time of the filing of the application, a fee of $5 shall be paid to the city clerk to cover the cost of investigation of the facts stated in the application; provided, that an application for the renewal of a license, filed within 30 days after the expiration of a former license held by the applicant, shall be accompanied by an investigation fee of 2 dollars.

Sec. 6-208 Date of expiration. All licenses for solicitors or peddlers issued under the provisions of this article shall expire on December 31 of the year of issuance.

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