Town of Nantucket, MA
Nantucket County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Nantucket as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Display of merchandise and wares — See Ch. 97.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 105.
[Adopted 4-4-1978 ATM by Art. 20, approved 8-21-1978]

§ 107-1 Definitions.

The following words shall, for the purpose of this article, have the following meanings:
SELECTMEN
The duly elected Board of Selectmen of the Town of Nantucket.
TRANSIENT OR TEMPORARY BUSINESS
Any exhibition, sale, renting, leasing or offering for hire, or offering for sale or for contribution or otherwise, by any person or persons for any period of time, of any goods, wares, merchandise, entertainment or services carried on, in or at a place not being a fixed and permanent structure or building, including but not limited to any open-air market, farmers’ market or other organized or group sale or exhibition event.
[Amended 4-8-2008ATM by Art. 66, approved 8-18-2008]
TRANSIENT VENDORS
Any person, either principal or agent, who engages in a transient or temporary business in the Town of Nantucket, selling or soliciting or offering for sale or accepting contributions for the offering, renting, leasing or offering for hire or selling or providing goods, wares, merchandise, entertainment or services for any period of time.
[Amended 4-8-2008ATM by Art. 66, approved 8-18-2008]

§ 107-2 License required; investigation; bond.

[Amended 4-8-2008ATM by Art. 66, approved 8-18-2008]
No person, persons, group or organization shall engage in the business of a transient vendor or conduct or maintain a transient or temporary business until such person(s) shall make application to the Selectmen and receive from the Selectmen a license to conduct the business. The Selectmen shall, prior to issuing said license, make such investigation or inquiry as they may deem necessary and shall determine whether the transient or temporary business for which a license is sought would be beneficial to the best interest of the Town of Nantucket and its inhabitants and, in so determining, shall consider the financial responsibility of the applicant, the place where the applicant proposes to conduct his business and the effect that said business would have on the neighborhood properties, vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the safety of the persons in the vicinity. The Selectmen may require the filing of a bond in an amount deemed by the Selectmen to be sufficient to protect the interest of the Town of Nantucket.

§ 107-3 Fees.

In addition to the foregoing, the Selectmen may, from time to time, set such fees for said license as the Selectmen shall deem proper and establish such further terms for the license and its use as the Selectmen shall deem necessary.

§ 107-4 Exceptions.

[Amended 4-8-2008ATM by Art. 66, approved 8-18-2008]
Nothing contained herein shall prohibit the sale from trucks or stalls of vegetables, fruits and flowers grown locally by the owner of the farm or premises where such vegetables, fruits or flowers are grown or of fish and shellfish taken by a transient vendor, except, however, no transient vendor shall participate in any open-air market, farmers’ market or other planned, organized or impromptu group sale, exhibition or event, and none shall be permitted, unless first licensed by the Selectmen consistent with § 107-2 above.

§ 107-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates this Article shall be fined a sum not to exceed $50 for each offense.
[Adopted 4-8-1980 ATM by Art. 37, approved 4-14-1981]

§ 107-6 Permit required.

There shall be no door-to-door solicitation in the Town of Nantucket by any person other than a bona fide agent of a recognized religious, charitable or nonprofit public service organization, without such person having first registered his true name and address with the Chief of Police and having stated fully the true purposes and duration of such solicitation. Upon such representation, the Chief of Police shall issue a permit stating that such person has so registered and is entitled to solicit for the purposes specified.

§ 107-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate this article shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200 for each offense.