Municipality of Murrysville, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Municipality of Murrysville 5-24-1983 by Ord. No. 120-83. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 112.
Noise — See Ch. 157.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 199.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 210.

§ 169-1 Definitions; word usage.

A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PEDDLER
Any person who shall engage in peddling as hereinabove 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 roads, streets, sidewalks or other open areas on public or private property or from house to house within the Municipality of Murrysville, provided that the word "peddling" shall not apply to farmers selling their own produce or to any manufacturer or producer in the sale of bread and bakery products, meat and meat products or milk or milk products or to activities exempted by federal or state law.
PERSON
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
PUBLIC STREET SOLICITATION
The soliciting of contributions for charitable or philanthropic purposes, or for any other reason, from and on any public street or public road located within the Municipality.
B. 
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

§ 169-2 Public street solicitation.

No persons shall solicit contributions for charitable or philanthropic purposes, or for any other reason, from and on any public street or public road located within the Municipality.

§ 169-3 License required.

No persons shall engage in peddling in the Municipality of Murrysville without first having taken out a license as herein provided.

§ 169-4 Application for license.

[Amended 3-2-1992 by Ord. No. 316-92]
Every person desiring to engage in peddling in the Municipality of Murrysville shall first make application to the Municipality's Chief Administrator for a license. If such person shall also be required to obtain a license from any county officer, he shall, when making such application, exhibit a valid license. Upon such application, such person shall give his name; address; a photo identification, as well as height, weight and birthdate information; his previous criminal record, if any; 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 number of helpers he has, provided that where a person makes application for himself and one or more helpers, all applicable personal information specified above shall be given for each helper, and an individual license shall be required for each helper. No license issued under this chapter shall be transferable from one person to another.

§ 169-5 Fee for license; exemptions.

[Amended 12-17-2003 by Ord. No. 648-03]
No license shall be issued under this chapter until the proper fee, as follows, shall be paid to the Municipality's Chief Administrator, which shall be for the use of the Municipality of Murrysville: for each day, in the sum of $15; for one week, the sum of $40; and for one month, the sum of $100;[1] provided, however, that where any charitable organization, church or other person who shall be selling goods, wares and merchandise donated by the owner thereof and the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose, then and in that event, the above-mentioned fee for said license shall be waived.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 112, Fees.

§ 169-6 Issuance of license; exhibition.

[Amended 3-2-1992 by Ord. No. 316-92]
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 Municipality of Murrysville, carry such license upon his person and shall exhibit such license, upon request, to all police officers, municipal officials and citizens. No peddler shall engage in selling any product not mentioned upon such license, nor shall any peddling occur beyond 8:30 p.m.

§ 169-7 Fixed locations.

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

§ 169-8 Records; duties of police.

The Chief Administrator shall keep a record of all licenses issued under this chapter, and the municipal police shall make itself familiar with all licenses issued, and the municipal police shall supervise the activities of all holders of such licenses.

§ 169-9 Suspension of license.

The Council of the Municipality of Murrysville is hereby authorized to suspend any license issued under this chapter when it deems such suspension to be beneficial to the public health, safety or morals or for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or for giving false information upon any application for a license hereunder.

§ 169-10 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.

§ 169-11 Effect on other provisions.

This chapter shall be subject and subordinate to any state or federal law superseding or limiting the application or effect of this chapter.