For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ITINERANT MERCHANT. A person, other than a merchant with an established retail store in the county, who transports an inventory of goods to a building, vacant lot, or other location in a county and who, at that location, displays the goods for sale and sells the goods at retail or offers the goods for sale at retail.
   MERCHANDISE. Goods, including fresh cut flowers, balloons, food, and any other wares offered for sale or donations.
   PEDDLER. A person who travels from place to place with an inventory of goods, who sells the goods at retail or offers the goods for sale at retail, and who delivers the identical goods.
   PERSON. An individual, a firm, an association, a partnership, a limited liability company, a corporation, a unit of government, or another group acting as a unit.
   SPECIAL EVENT. A town-sponsored or town-sanctioned market, festival, activity, or similar event.
   STREET VENDOR. A person who hawks, peddles, sells or offers food or merchandise, and includes both itinerant merchants and peddlers. Musicians (buskers)/performers are not STREET VENDORS within the meaning of this chapter and are not intended to be regulated under this chapter.
   VENDING STAND. A stand, mobile cart, pushcart, wagon, or vehicle used or intended to be used for displaying, transporting or storing articles offered for sale by a vendor. For purposes of this chapter, VENDING STANDS do not include mobile food units (i.e., "food trucks") and this chapter is not intended to apply to or regulate lawfully operating mobile food units.
(Ord. passed 7-12-2023)