As used in this chapter, “solicitor,” “canvasser” or “peddler” means any individual, whether or not a resident of the City, traveling either by foot, cart, automobile, motor vehicle or any other type of conveyance, from place to place, from house to house or from street to street, selling, taking or attempting to take orders for purchases of goods, ware and merchandise or tangible personal property or services of any nature whatsoever, whether or not for further delivery and whether or not such individual has or exposes for sale the subject of such sale, or whether or not he is collecting advance payments of such sales.
   (a)   This definition includes but is not limited to the following:
      (1)   Any person who for himself or for another person, firm, corporation or entity, hires, leases, uses or occupies any building, structure or place within the City for purposes of selling to places within the City, or the taking of orders, or the making of appointment(s) in places within the City by means of any telephone or electronic communication.
      (2)   Any person, firm or corporation doing such business within the City and any individual soliciting, canvassing or peddling for or on behalf of such person, firm or corporation.
   (b)   This definition shall not apply to a minor under the age of 16 years, nor to the local delivery of newspapers and solicitations for subscriptions for the same, nor to the sale or delivery of food products which are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health, nor to the sale of services or products exclusively to commercial or industrial enterprises.
(Ord. 87-277. Passed 10-5-87; Ord. 2010-123.  Passed 9-7-10.)