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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
PEDDLER. Any person who travels from place to place or who has a stand that is not a permanent structure on any public street or alley or in the doorway of any room or building or on any lot or parcel of land and who sells or offers for sale any goods, wares, or merchandise in his or her possession, and who is not an agent or representative of a regular established place of business in the city.
SOLICITORS OF ORDERS. Any person who goes from house to house or from place to place in the city, selling or taking orders for or offering to sell, or to take orders for, merchandise for future delivery, and who issue coupons or receipts of money in advance of final delivery of the merchandise, and who are not agents or representatives of a regular established place of business in the city.
SOLICITORS, SALESMEN, CANVASSERS, or DEMONSTRATORS. Any person taking orders for any goods, wares, or merchandise for future delivery, and not having a regular established place of business in the city, or who are not agents or representatives of a regular established place of business in the city.
TRANSIENT MERCHANT, ITINERANT MERCHANT or ITINERANT VENDOR. Any person whether owner or otherwise, whether resident of the city or not, who engages in a temporary business of selling and delivering goods, wares, and merchandise within the city and who, in the furtherance of the purpose, hires, leases, uses, or occupies any building, structure, motor vehicle, tent, railroad boxcar, or boat, public rooms in a hotel, lodging house, apartment, shop, or any street, alley, or other place within the city for the exhibition and sale of the goods, wares, and merchandise, either privately or at public auction, provided that the definition shall not be construed to include any person, firm, or corporation who, while occupying the temporary location does not sell from stock, but exhibits samples only for the purpose of securing orders for future delivery. The person so engaged shall not be relieved from complying with the provisions of this chapter merely by reason of associating temporarily with any local dealer, trader, merchant, or auctioneer, or by conducting the transient business in connection with, as a part of, or in the name of any local dealer, trader, merchant, or auctioneer.
('76 Code, § 8-2-1) (Ord. 645, passed 7-14-83)