No solicitor or peddler shall peddle within the Village, unless he or she is the holder of a valid license issued pursuant to this Section. Registration requirements are as follows.
   (a)   Any person wanting a license shall obtain an application from the office of the Building Commissioner, and shall submit the completed application, along with a valid driver's license or identification card issued by the State of Ohio or any other State for inspection and copying and an appropriate fee, to such office, on a form supplied by the Building Commissioner which shall contain the following information:
      (1)   Name, address and social security number of the applicant;
      (2)   Name and address of the organization represented; and
      (3)   A description of the proposed activities.
   (b)   Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) per license, which shall be paid at the time the application is submitted.
   (c)   No person who has been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanors involving false statements, dishonesty, theft, offenses of violence, offenses against juveniles, or violations of Ohio Revised Code Section 2907 shall be issued a license hereunder.
   (d)   All license applications shall be referred to the Building Commissioner, who shall, within seventy-two hours (72) after receipt of the completed application, issue licenses, unless the Building Commissioner finds that:
      (1)   The applicant has provided false information in his/her application; and/or
      (2)   The applicant named on the license has been convicted of the crimes set forth in subsection (c) above.
   (e)   All licenses issued under this Chapter shall be valid for one (1) calendar year, expiring on December 31st.
   (f)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, no peddler or solicitor, while peddling or soliciting, shall call upon, knock at the door or ring the doorbell of any residence, house, apartment or other dwelling in the Village before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or before 12:00 p.m. or after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.
   (g)   This Chapter shall not apply to any visit to the premises as a result of a specific request or appointment made by a lawful possessor and occupant of said premises.
   (h)   Any license issued hereunder shall be revoked by the Building Commissioner if the holder thereof is convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter or has made a false material statement in the application; and, any conviction for a violation of this Chapter shall be cause for rejection of future registrations.
   (i)   In the event a license application is not approved, or in the event any license issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter is revoked, written notice shall be given to the applicant or licensee by personal service or certified mail. The applicant or licensee shall have ten (10) days after the receipt of such notice to appeal such refusal or revocation. Such appeal shall be perfected by filing a notice of appeal with the Board of Zoning Appeals, which shall hold a hearing within ten (10) days after receipt of such notice of appeal unless the applicant or licensee agrees to a longer period of time.
(Ord. 2018-29. Passed 6-5-18.)