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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Stockertown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Garage sales and yard sales — See Ch. 119.

Nuisances — See Ch. 147.



§ 172-1 Short title.

This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Peddler's License Ordinance."

§ 172-2 Definitions.

A.

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

PEDDLER
Any person who shall engage in peddling, as herein defined.
PEDDLING
Engaging in peddling, canvassing, soliciting or taking of orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares or merchandise, upon any of the streets or sidewalks or from house to house within the Borough of Stockertown.
PERSON
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm or occupation.
B.

In this article, the singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

§ 172-3 License required.

No person shall engage in peddling in the Borough of Stockertown without first having procured a license as herein provided.

§ 172-4 Application.

Every person desiring to engage in peddling in the Borough of Stockertown shall first make application to the Chief of Police of the Borough for a license. If such person shall also be required to obtain a license from any county officer, state or federal officer, he must, when making such application, exhibit a valid county, state or federal license. Upon such application, such person shall give his name, address, the name of the person for whom he works, if any, the type of goods, wares and merchandise he wishes to peddle, the length of time for which he wishes to be licensed, the type of vehicle he uses, if any, and the license number thereof, and the number and name and address of helpers he has, provided, where a person makes application for himself alone and or more helpers, all applicable personal information specified above shall be given for each helper. No license issued under this article shall be transferable from one person to another.

§ 172-5 Fees.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

No license shall be issued under this article until an application has been made as above required, and the proper fee, in an amount as set by resolution of the Borough Council,

Editor's Note: The Schedule of Fees is on file in the Borough offices.
shall be paid to the Chief of Police of the Borough, which shall be for the use of the Borough. Any peddler acting under the auspices of a charitable, religious, or philanthropic organization shall be exempt from the requirement of a license fee, however, will nevertheless require a license and a photo of each person.

§ 172-6 Issuance of permit; permit conditions.

Upon making application therefor and paying the proper fee, as herein specified, a license shall be issued to every peddler. Such license shall contain the information required to be given upon the application therefor. Every peddler shall, at all times when engaged in peddling in the Borough, carry such license upon his person, and shall exhibit such license, upon request, to all police officers, Borough officials and citizens. No peddler shall engage in selling any product not mentioned upon such license.

§ 172-7 Crying of wares prohibited.

No person licensed as a peddler under this article shall hawk or cry his wares upon any of the streets or sidewalks of the Borough, nor shall he use any loudspeaker or horn or any other device for the announcing his presence by which the public is annoyed.

§ 172-8 Parking of vehicles; deposit of refuse.

No peddler licensed as a peddler under this article shall park any vehicle upon any of the streets or alleys of the Borough in order to sort, rearrange or clean any of his goods, wares or merchandise, nor may any such person place or deposit any refuse upon any of such streets, or alleys, nor may any such person maintain or keep a street or curbstone market by parking any vehicle upon any street or alley in the Borough for longer than necessary in order to sell therefrom to persons residing in the immediate vicinity.

§ 172-9 Fixed location prohibited.

No person licensed as a peddler under this article shall occupy any fixed location upon any of the streets, alleys or sidewalks of the Borough for the purpose of peddling, with or without any stand or counter.

§ 172-10 Duties of Chief of Police.

The Chief of Police of the Borough shall keep a record of all licenses issued under this article and shall supervise the activities of all holders of such licenses.

§ 172-11 Suspension of license.

The Chief of Police of the Borough is hereby authorized to suspend any license issued under this article where there is a violation of any of the provisions of this article or for giving false information upon any application for a license hereunder.

§ 172-12 Violations and penalties.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction before a Magisterial District Judge or Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, be sentenced to pay a fine to the benefit of the Borough of not more than $600 and the cost of prosecution, and, in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.

 

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