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A. License Required; Payment Of Tax: There are hereby imposed upon the businesses, trades, professions, callings and occupations doing business within the City license taxes in the amounts established by resolution of the City Council. It shall be unlawful for any person to transact and carry on any business, trade, profession, calling or occupation in the City without first having procured a license from said City so to do and paying the tax as established by City Council resolution or without complying with any and all applicable provisions of this Chapter.
B. Peddlers And Solicitors; Invitation Required: The practice of going in and upon a private residence in the City by solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, itinerant merchants and transient vendors of merchandise and any type of services not having been requested or invited to do so by the owner or occupant of said private residence for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise and any type of service and/or for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise and any type of service and/or for the purpose of disposing of or peddling or hawking of same, is hereby prohibited, declared to be a nuisance and punishable as a misdemeanor.
C. Exception To License Requirements: This Section shall not be construed to require any person to obtain a license prior to doing business within the City if such requirement conflicts with applicable statutes of the United States or of the State of California. Persons not so required to obtain a license prior to doing business within the City nevertheless shall be liable for payment of the tax imposed by this Chapter. (1996 Code)