Article 5 Canvassing & Soliciting

Section 5.1: Certain Sales Prohibited

Except as stated in Section 5.2, it shall be unlawful for any peddler, canvasser, solicitor, hawker, itinerant merchant or transient merchant, or transient vendor of merchandise, to go in or upon private or public property in the Town for the purpose of selling or soliciting orders for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or services, without having been requested or invited to do so by the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of said property.

Section 5.2: Exceptions

The prohibitions of Section 5.1 shall not apply to sales by local civic, charitable or religious organizations, or to the sale or soliciting of orders for the sale of food and other farm and garden products, laundry and dry cleaning services and newspapers.

Section 5.3: Penalty

Any person violating the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of an infraction and shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $100 for the first offense. Repeat offenders may be assessed a fine not to exceed $200 for each repeat offense.