PART SEVEN - BUSINESS REGULATION CODE
           Chap.  721.   Peddlers and Solicitors.
           Chap.  731.   Temporary Outdoor Amusements.
           Chap.  741.   Sexually Oriented Businesses.
         Chap.  751.  Video Service Providers.
CHAPTER 721
Peddlers and Solicitors
721.01   Definitions.
721.02   License required.
721.03   License application, fee, revocation and suspension; appeal.
721.04   Permitted hours for peddling and soliciting.
721.05   Prohibition by notice.
721.99   Penalty.
CROSS REFERENCES
      Power to regulate - see Ohio R.C. 715.61
      Charitable solicitations - see Ohio R.C. 2923.22
      Sales of goods and services within right of way of Interstate and other State highways - see Ohio R.C. 5515.07
      Retail sales license - see Ohio R.C. 5739.07
      Littering - see GEN. OFF. 521.08
      Trespassing - see GEN. OFF. 541.05
   721.01  DEFINITIONS.
   (a)   “Peddler” means any person traveling either by foot, automobile, truck or another type of conveyance from place to place, door to door or street to street, taking or attempting to take orders for profit by the sale of goods, wares, and merchandise or personal property of any nature whatsoever for immediate or future delivery or for services to be furnished or performed immediately or in the future.
   (b)   “Solicitor” means any person who obtains or seeks to obtain funds for any cause whatsoever by  traveling door to door either by foot, automobile, truck or any other type of conveyance upon the private residences, including any house, apartment or other dwelling, within the City.  (Ord. 08-40.  Passed 10-2-08.)
   721.02 LICENSE REQUIRED.
   No peddler shall peddle within the City, unless he or she is the holder of a valid license  issued pursuant to this chapter.
(Ord. 08-40.  Passed 10-2-08.)
   721.03  LICENSE APPLICATION, FEE, REVOCATION AND SUSPENSION; APPEAL.
   (a)   Any person wanting a license shall obtain an application for same from the office of the Director of Public Safety, 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 Director 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 peddling activities.
   (b)   All license applications shall be referred to the Director who shall, within seventy- two (72) hours after receipt of the completed application, issue licenses to the peddlers, unless the Director finds that:
      (1)   The applicant has provided false information in his or her application; and/or
      (2)   The applicant or peddler named on the license application has been convicted of a felony violation or misdemeanor violation involving fraud or moral turpitude within the past five (5) years.
   (c)   Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) per license, which fee shall be paid at the time the application is submitted.
   (d)   Once issued, a license may be used only in conformity with the laws of the City and the State of Ohio; may not be assigned or transferred; must be carried by the licensee at all times; and shall be revoked by the Director of Public Safety for any of the following causes:
      (1)   The licensee or person preparing the application on behalf of the licensee provided false information in the license application; and/or
      (2)   The licensee is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving fraud or moral turpitude.
   (e)   Any license issued under this chapter shall be valid for one (1) calendar year, expiring on December 31st.
   (f)   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 Mayor, who shall notify the applicant or licensee of his or her decision in writing within ten (10) days after receipt of such notice of appeal unless the applicant or licensee agrees to a longer period of time.
(Ord. 08-40.  Passed 10-2-08.)
   721.04  PERMITTED HOURS FOR PEDDLING AND SOLICITING.
   (a)   No peddler or solicitor, while peddling or soliciting, shall call upon any residence, house, apartment or other dwelling in the City before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
   (b)   Subsection (a) hereof 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.
(Ord. 08-40.  Passed 10-2-08.)
   721.05 PROHIBITION BY NOTICE.
   Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, no peddler or solicitor shall call upon any residence, house, apartment or other dwelling or place of business in the City upon which there is posted at the entrance a notice which reads “No Peddlers or Solicitors Allowed”, or words of similar import unless such peddler or solicitor has previously been invited upon the premises by the owner, lessee or an adult occupant thereof.
(Ord. 08-40.  Passed 10-2-08.)
   721.99  PENALTY.
   Whoever violates any provision of this chapter is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and, in addition, may have his or her license revoked by the Director of Safety or the Mayor.
(Ord. 08-40.  Passed 10-2-08.)