Queen Annes County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Queen Anne's County as §§ 8-101 through 8-104 of the 1983 Public Local Laws of Queen Anne's County. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
 Definitions— See Ch. 2.
Rules of interpretation — See Ch. 3.

§ 16-1 Definitions.

In this article, the following words have the meanings indicated.
ACT AS A HUCKSTER
To sell or offer to sell any vegetables, fruits, eggs, poultry, meats, or other farm produce or products.
CLERK
The Clerk of the Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County.
LICENSE
A license issued by the Clerk to act as a huckster.

§ 16-2 Scope.

This article does not apply to a farmer or grower while:
A. 
Residing in Maryland; and
B. 
Selling vegetables, fruit, or other perishable farm produce or products of the farmer or grower.

§ 16-3 License required.

A person may not act as a huckster in Queen Anne's County unless licensed by the Clerk.

§ 16-4 Requirements for license; issuance of license.

A. 
Requirements. To obtain a license an applicant shall:
(1) 
Annually pay a fee of:
(a) 
If the applicant is a resident of Queen Anne's County: $15;
(b) 
If the applicant is a resident of the state, but not a resident of Queen Anne's County: $25; or
(c) 
If the applicant is not a resident of the state: $100; and
(2) 
Make an oath as to the applicant's place of residence.
B. 
Issuance of license. The Clerk shall issue a license to each applicant who meets the requirements of Subsection A of this section.
C. 
Disposition of fees. The Clerk shall pay the fees collected under this section to the County Commissioners to be credited to the general funds of the County.

§ 16-5 Prohibited acts; violations and penalties.

A. 
In general. A person who violates any provision of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, is subject to a fine of not less than $25 but not exceeding $100 for each violation.
B. 
Disposition of fines. All fines collected under this section shall be paid into the County Treasury and used for the general purposes of the County.

§ 16-6 Definitions.

In this article, the following words have the meanings indicated.
ACT AS A PEDDLER
To act as an itinerant or door-to-door peddler or salesperson of goods, wares, or merchandise, by sample or otherwise.
LICENSE
A license issued by the County Commissioners to act as a peddler.

§ 16-7 Scope.

This article does not apply to any person who is:
A. 
Going from door-to-door in any activity or enterprise that is conducted for and on behalf of any nonprofit, charitable, or eleemosynary agency or organization;
B. 
Going from door-to-door in the sale of farm produce or seafood of any kind that the person has produced or taken in Queen Anne's County; or
C. 
Selling or delivering newspapers.

§ 16-8 License required.

A person who is not a resident of Queen Anne's County may not act as a peddler in Queen Anne's County unless licensed by the County Commissioners.

§ 16-9 Requirements for license; issuance of license.

A. 
In general. An applicant for a license shall meet the requirements of this section.
B. 
Application.
(1) 
An applicant shall submit to the County Commissioners an application on the form provided by the County Commissioners.
(2) 
The application form shall contain the provisions and require the information that, in the opinion of the County Commissioners, may be necessary to keep a proper and complete listing of persons acting as peddlers in Queen Anne's County.
C. 
Bond. An applicant shall file a bond with sureties approved by the County Commissioners in the amount of $1,000.
D. 
Application fee.
(1) 
An applicant shall pay to the County Commissioners an application fee of $5 for each year.
(2) 
The license year begins as of January 1.
(3) 
The County Commissioners may not prorate the cost for portions of a year.
E. 
Issuance. The County Commissioners shall issue a license to each applicant who meets the requirements of this section.

§ 16-10 Prohibited acts; violations and penalties.

A person who violates any provision of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both for each violation.