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(a) Peddler Defined. The word "peddler," as used in this chapter, shall include any person traveling by foot, wagon, automotive vehicle or other conveyance, from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street, carrying, conveying or transporting goods, wares, merchandise, meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, or garden truck or farm products or provisions, offering and exposing the same for sale or making sales and delivering articles to purchasers, or who, without traveling from place to place, shall sell or offer the same for sale from a wagon, automotive vehicle, or other vehicle or conveyance. Any person who solicits orders and as a separate transaction makes deliveries to purchasers as part of a scheme or design to evade the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a peddler. The word "peddler" shall include the words "hawker" and "huckster".
(1981 Code § 7.71)
(b) License Required. No person shall engage in the business of peddler without first obtaining a license therefor. No such license shall be granted except upon certification of the Chief of Police. (1981 Code § 7.72)
(c) License Fee. The fee for the license required by subsection (b) hereof shall be:
(1) Per day $ 5.00
(2) Per week 15.00
(3) Per year 30.00
(1981 Code § 7.33)
(d) Fixed Stands Prohibited. No licensee shall stop or remain in any one place upon any street, alley or public place, longer than necessary to make a sale to a customer wishing to buy. Any peddler using a vehicle, when stopped, shall place his or her vehicle parallel to and within twelve inches of the curb and shall depart from such place as soon as he or she has completed sales with customers actually present.
(1981 Code § 7.73)
(e) Prohibited Areas. No peddler, in the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, shall obstruct any street, alley, sidewalk or driveway except as may be necessary and reasonable to consummate a sale, nor remain, barter, sell or offer or expose for sale any goods, wares or merchandise in front of or at the side of any property against the wish or desire of the property owner or the tenant or occupant of such property. No peddler shall engage in peddling on any street, alley or public place after having been requested to desist by any police officer of the City because of congested or dangerous traffic conditions.
(1981 Code § 7.74)
(f) Practices Prohibited. No peddler shall shout or cry out his or her goods or merchandise, nor blow any horns, ring any bell or use any other similar device to attract the attention of the public.
(1981 Code § 7.75)
(g) Curb Service Prohibited. No person shall operate or maintain any stand, vehicle, store or place of business on or near to any highway in such a manner that the customers of or traders with such person occupy or congregate within the limits of any street, lane, highway, or public place within the City. No person shall be permitted to use the streets, alleys, lanes or public places of the City for the service of customers or for the transaction of business, or to use any stands, stores or other places of business in any manner that shall require the customer, when transacting said business, to stand within the limits of the streets, highways, alleys or public places of the City.
(1981 Code § 7.76)
(h) Exempt Persons. The following shall be exempt from the licensing requirements of this chapter, but shall be subject to the other provisions hereof:
(1) Farmers or truck gardeners selling or offering for sale any products grown, raised or produced by them, the sale of which is not otherwise prohibited or regulated.
(2) Any person under eighteen years of age, when engaged in peddling on foot in the neighborhood of his or her residence under the direct supervision of any school or recognized charitable or religious organization.
(1981 Code § 7.77)