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113.01 Definitions

For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless he context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

CANVASSER. One who takes orders for future delivery, or for intangible services in public places or from house to house and not from an established place or private grounds.

PEDDLERS or HAWKERS. One who sells tangible commodities from house to house, store to store, on the streets, or in any public place. The sales are not made from one spot except where they are made in a street or he makes a delivery at the time of the sale.

TRANSIENT VENDOR or ITINERANT MERCHANT. One who sells commodities from private premises but remains at one place for that purpose only, generally not more than six weeks.

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113.02 Registration Fee

  1. All hawkers, peddlers, itinerant merchants and transient vendors of merchandise in any area not in the corporate limits of a municipality, which licenses and regulates them, must register their name and the name of any firm they represent with the County Clerk.
  2. No fee shall be required for the registration as required under this chapter.

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113.03 Hours Solicitation Permitted

All hawkers, peddlers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of merchandise shall only engage in door-to-door solicitation between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

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113.04 License Required

It shall be unlawful for any person or firm or corporation to engage in the business of hawkers, peddlers, itinerant merchants, and transient vendors of any merchandise, article or thing without securing a license.

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113.99 Penalty

Whoever violates any provision of this chapter for which another penalty is not already provided, shall be fined not less than $25 no more than $500. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.

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