City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill 5-24-1977 by Doc. 124 (Ch. 227 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing — See Ch. 171.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 191.

§ 227-1 License required.

[Amended 4-1-1986 by Doc. 74]
It shall be unlawful to conduct or promote the solicitation of moneys from any individuals or persons, whether on public or private property, without a license from the City Council. An individual or person applying for said license must be a Haverhill resident and must apply for same in person at the City Clerk's office.

§ 227-2 Conditions on license issuance.

[Amended 4-1-1986 by Doc. 74]
It shall be a condition of said license that a suitable container, bearing the name of the organization and the date on which this license applies and a permit number, must be used and exhibited at the time of solicitation. In addition, a tag or some other noticeable and/or visible object that can be conspicuously displayed must be given to each donor, indicating the charity or organization involved. A sample of the badge and the tag to be given shall be provided to the City Clerk at the time the permit is issued.

§ 227-3 Applications.

All applications under this chapter and pursuant to Chapter 171, Licensing, of this Code must be made by a duly qualified nonprofit organization or religious or other charitable association conducted exclusively as a nonprofit organization. No individual or person shall conduct such sale or solicitation in front of any private or public premises without the prior written or oral approval of said owner, occupant or tenant.

§ 227-4 Duration of license; limit on number issued.

A. 
No license issued under this preceding section shall be issued for more than three consecutive days only, one day of which may include solicitation on a public way, nor more than one license per year per organization will be issued, unless for a reason or reasons duly accepted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill.
[Amended 5-4-2004 by Doc. 64[1]; 8-10-2004 by Doc. 64-B]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was reaffirmed 5-25-2004.
B. 
Any organization or association licensed to solicit on a public way may change the date of the solicitation on the public way due to inclement weather by providing notice of the date change to the City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to the first day of the solicitation, provided that no other organization or association has been licensed on the date and location for which reassignment is requested.
[Added 8-22-2006 by Doc. 99]

§ 227-5 Fees.

[Amended 4-7-1981 by Doc. 61; 4-8-2003 by Doc. 63]
Application for said license shall be made in conformance with the general provisions relating to such applications, more specifically contained in Chapter 171, Licensing, of this Code. Any person securing said license shall pay a fee of $10 for each day the license is in effect. This shall not pertain to Boy or Girl Scouts, religious organizations and any fund-raising for schools.

§ 227-6 Outside solicitors prohibited.

[Amended 4-1-1986 by Doc. 74]
No outside solicitors, or those not specifically a member or participant of the applicant, shall be allowed to conduct or be a part of any tag day. No children under 16 years of age shall solicit funds unless the children are accompanied by one adult per location.

§ 227-7 Soliciting on public ways.

[Added 7-23-2002 by Doc. 115; amended 5-4-2004 by Doc. 64[1]]
A. 
Solicitation on a public way shall be allowed only at the following intersections:
[Amended 5-26-2015 by Doc. 66]
Intersection
Rosemont Street and Main Street
Water Street and Mill Street
South Main Street and Salem Street (Bradford Common)
Main Street and Kenoza Avenue (Monument Square)
B. 
All participants must wear safety vests approved by the Chief of Police.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it shall be reaffirmed within 30 day, or the provision of this section revert to the prior wording. This ordinance was reaffirmed 5-25-2004.

§ 227-8 Violations and penalties.

Any person or organization who violates the sections of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of $50. Each violation shall constitute a separate and continuing offense.