Township of Lower Providence, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Providence 4-6-1959 by Ord. No. 19. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garage sales — See Ch. 90.
Junkyards and dealers — See Ch. 98.

§ 108-1 License required.

Every transient merchant, peddler or solicitor engaged in the selling, soliciting or canvassing of goods, wares or things of value or the receiving of services or things of value is forbidden to visit private places of business or residences without first having received from the Chief of Police of Lower Providence Township a license permitting such selling, soliciting or canvassing.

§ 108-2 Restrictions.

[Added 5-24-1990 by Ord. No. 351[1]]
No person licensed as a peddler or solicitor under this chapter shall engage in peddling or soliciting at any time on Sunday or upon any other day of the week before 9:00 a.m. or after either 8:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever occurs sooner. Furthermore, no person licensed as a peddler or solicitor under this chapter shall approach or otherwise call upon private places of business or residences where a notice has been placed indicating that the occupant does not wish to be solicited.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 108-2 and 108-3 as §§ 108-3 and 108-4, respectively.

§ 108-3 Authority of Board of Supervisors.

The Board of Supervisors of Lower Providence Township shall be empowered to make and provide such rules and regulations from time to time as may be necessary to supervise any such transient merchant, peddler or solicitor concerning the manner in which such person may engage in selling, soliciting or canvassing, the information required to obtain a license, the cost of such license fee and any other proper and necessary regulation to protect the health, safety, welfare and morals of the citizens of Lower Providence Township.

§ 108-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 3-14-1983 by Ord. No. 295]
Any such transient merchant, peddler or solicitor who engages in the selling, soliciting or canvassing of goods aforesaid without first having obtained a license from the Chief of Police of said township or without having complied with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Township Supervisors shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be subject to a fine of not more than $300, plus costs of prosecution; provided, however, that each day's violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 108-5 Severability.

[Added 5-24-1990 by Ord. No. 351]
If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter shall be construed to be unconstitutional or invalid by act of a court with competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect.

§ 108-6 Repealer.

[Added 5-24-1990 by Ord. No. 351]
Any and all other township ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

§ 108-7 When effective.

This chapter shall become effective five days after adoption as required by law.