(a) Valid license required. Except for those individuals specified in § 14.356 of this city code, no person shall engage in the unless the person is carrying a valid city solicitation license and identification card identifying the person.
(b) Transfer of license prohibited. A licensed shall not transfer his or her license and identification card to another individual.
(c) Use of license. A licensed shall not use a license and identification card issued to someone other than that individual.
(d) Purpose of license. The license and identification card shall be displayed only while engaging in the and shall be used for no other purpose and in no other location. A licensed must display the city-issued license and identification card upon the request of any person solicited.
(e) Effect of no trespassing signs. No or shall go onto private property for the purpose of engaging in the when there are signs prominently posted indicating that trespassing is prohibited or when there are placards prohibiting in compliance with this Division R.
(f) Solicitation of persons in motor vehicles. No or shall be on a street, highway or adjacent boulevard and solicit the occupants of any motor vehicle in transit.
(g) Health or safety hazards. No or shall engage in the in a manner that creates a health or safety hazard.
(h) Untruthful statements prohibited. No or shall make untrue statements to the people contacted regarding the purpose of the contact or the goods and services offered.
(i) Effect of registration card. A licensed or shall not make statements to individuals he or she contacts indicating or implying that the city license and identification card constitutes an endorsement of their activities or products by the city.
(j) Hours of solicitation. No or shall engage in the at any residential between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.
(k) Compliance with state and federal laws. All or and their affiliated firms or organizations shall obey all state and federal laws and regulations, including without limitation child labor laws and M.S. Chapter 325G, as it may be amended from time to time.
(l) Aggressive sales techniques. No or shall enter any individual residential without the express permission of its owner or occupant. All must refrain from aggressive sales tactics and must immediately cease solicitation and depart the private property of another upon demand of the owner, occupant or any agent thereof and not return to the premises for a period of 30 days unless expressly invited back by the owner or occupant. A or must conduct the in a reasonably courteous manner at all times, and must not engage in offensive, obscene or abusive language.
(m) Panhandling. No or shall solicit contributions of money or property other than in exchange for merchandise or personal services or on behalf of a nonprofit, religious, political or charitable organization.
(n) Buyer’s right to cancel. All licensees must honor the buyer’s right to cancel a home solicitation sale or lease until midnight of the third business day after the day on which the home solicitation sale or lease occurs. Cancellation is evidenced by the buyer giving written notice of cancellation to the seller at the address stated in the agreement or offer to purchase or lease. Notice of cancellation, if given by mail is effective upon deposit in a mailbox, properly addressed to the seller and postage prepaid. Notice of cancellation need not take a particular form and is sufficient if it indicates, by any form of written expression, the intention of the buyer not to be bound by the home solicitation sale or lease.
(o) Installation or alteration. No licensee, or person acting under his or her direction or control, may install or alter any goods, merchandise or wares sold or leased through home solicitation during the period in which the buyer has a right to cancel, as set forth in this subsection (o). However, upon proper application, the may waive this restriction in writing based upon the finding that emergency installation is necessary for the health, welfare or safety of the buyer and with the buyer’s written, informed consent.
(1958 Code, § 142.49) (Ord. 35, passed 3-9-1954; Ord. 74-110, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 142.47; Ord. 93-22, passed 4-26-1993; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2003-61, passed 12-15-2003; Ord. 2007-25, passed 8-6-2007; Ord. 2016-12, passed 6-6-2016; Ord. 2016-15, passed 8-1-2016)