Solicitors / Canvassers

Chapter 14 Businesses

Article III. Peddlers & Solicitors

Division 1. Generally

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Canvasser and solicitor mean a person who goes from place to place, house to house, or person to person, selling or taking orders for or offering to sell or take orders for goods, wares, merchandise or any article for future delivery or for services to be performed in the future or for the making, manufacturing or repairing of any article or thing whatsoever for future delivery or for the solicitation of money for any purposes whatsoever.

Non-profit-making vendor means a person who solicits for a nonprofit organization.

Peddler and hawker mean a person who goes from house to house on foot or with a conveyance, carrying goods, wares or merchandise for the purpose of selling and delivering to customers.

(Revised Ordinance (RO) 1979, Section 9-1)
Cross references: Definitions generally, Section 1-2.

Division 2. Permit

No person shall engage in the business of solicitor, canvasser, hawker or peddler within the township without first obtaining a permit therefor as provided in this division.

(RO 1979, Section 9-2)