Township of Crescent, PA
Allegheny County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 120.

§ 535.01 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 447, passed 4-8-1998]
DAYLIGHT HOURS
The hours between sunrise and sunset for each day as those times are predicted and recorded by the National Weather Service.
DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITATION
Any activity which involves entering uninvited upon private residential property for the purpose of hawking, peddling, huckstering, or vending in any manner of any goods, wares, merchandise, products or services of any kind, advocating, discussing, publishing or promulgating any religious or political information, opinions, ideas, causes, or viewpoints, taking surveys or polls, or soliciting support, donations, membership or action in any form, for any purpose, from the resident(s) of the property. The term "door-to-door solicitation" includes, without limitation, noncommercial door-to-door solicitation.
NONCOMMERCIAL DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITATION
Any activity which involves entering uninvited upon private residential property for the purpose of advocating, discussing, publishing or promulgating any religious or political information, opinions, ideas, causes, or view points, taking surveys or polls, or soliciting support, donations, membership or action in any form, for any purpose, from the resident(s) of the property.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, trust, corporation, government entity, limited liability company or any other entity.

§ 535.02 Regulation of commercial solicitation.

[Ord. No. 106, passed 3-1-1926; Ord. No. 437, passed 2-12-1997]
A. 
Activity prohibited unless licensed. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to engage or be concerned in the business of hawking, peddling, huckstering or vending in any manner of any goods, wares, merchandise or produce of any kind whatsoever, not of their own manufacture or production, on the streets or highways or from house to house within the Township without having first taken out and obtained a license to so do from the Secretary-Manager, and having paid the fees hereinafter prescribed by the said Secretary-Manager.
B. 
Issuance of licenses. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Manager, upon the application of any person or persons who may desire to be engaged, employed or concerned in the business aforesaid, and upon the payment to him of the amounts hereinafter specified, to issue a certificate of license to such person or persons authorizing and allowing them to transact for the period of one year, or for such other period as may be therein stated from the date of such certificate, the business aforesaid within the limits of the Township.
C. 
License fees. Each person, firm or corporation who shall engage in said business within the Township shall pay to the Secretary for the license aforesaid such amount as shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners.
D. 
Exceptions. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit farmers and gardeners from selling the production of their own farms, gardens or dairies, nor shall such farmers or gardeners be required to take out a license to do so according to the intent of an Act of Assembly in such cases made and provided; nor shall this chapter be construed as to prohibit any merchant, grocer or dealer from delivering goods purchased at their stores or places of business at the residence or place of business of the purchaser.

§ 535.03 Regulation of door-to-door solicitation.

[Ord. No. 447, passed 4-8-1998]
A. 
It is a violation of this chapter for any person to engage in door-to-door solicitation during any time other than daylight hours. Each day of such violation constitutes a separate violation.
B. 
It is a violation of this chapter for any person to engage in noncommercial door-to-door solicitation without first having obtained a noncommercial door-to-door solicitation permit from the Township Secretary. Each day of such violation constitutes a separate violation.

§ 535.04 Noncommercial door-to-door solicitation permit.

[Ord. No. 447, passed 4-8-1998]
A. 
Any person may obtain a permit to engage in noncommercial door-to-door solicitation during daylight hours by filing with the Township Secretary an application for same. The application shall specify:
1. 
The full names of all individuals who will be engaging in noncommercial door-to-door solicitation;
2. 
The name and address of the company or organization, if any, sponsoring or supporting the solicitation;
3. 
The dates on which solicitation activities will take place.
B. 
There shall be no fee for a noncommercial door-to-door solicitation permit.
C. 
The permit will be issued immediately upon submission of a completed application.
D. 
The permit applies only to the individuals listed in the application.
E. 
The permit expires on the last of the dates of solicitation listed by the applicant in the application, or within one week from the date the of issuance, whichever is sooner.
F. 
A permit issued upon an application containing false information is invalid from the date of issuance. Any person who submits false information on an application for a permit under this ordinance violates this ordinance, and is subject to penalties hereunder, in addition to any penalties and/or punishment under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for submitting false information to authorities.

§ 535.05 Penalties for violation.

[Ord. No. 447, passed 4-8-1998]
The penalty for violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be in accordance with § 120.07 of the Codified Ordinances of Crescent Township.

§ 535.06 Conflict with other Code provisions or law.

[Ord. No. 447, passed 4-8-1998]
In the event any provision of this chapter is determined to be in conflict with any other provision of this Code or invalid under prevailing laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the United States, the remaining provisions of this chapter shall continue to be in effect.