[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Boothbay Harbor 2-10-1958 by STM Art. 2 as part of Art. 5 of the 1958 Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall hawk or peddle goods, wares or merchandise at retail within the Town without a license therefor. The words "hawkers and peddlers" shall be construed to mean and include all persons, both principals and agents, who engage in a temporary or transient business in this town, either in one locality or in traveling from place to place selling goods, wares and merchandise, and who, for the purposes of carrying on such business, hire, lease or occupy any property, building or structure for the exhibition and sale of goods, wares and merchandise or who sell goods, wares and merchandise at retail from a car, wagon or other conveyance, steamer or vessel.
The municipal officers of the Town may, after careful investigation as to the good moral character of any person and a written application therefor, grant a license to hawkers and peddlers upon payment to the Town Treasurer of an annual license fee of an annual license fee of $500. They may issue a license for 10 days for $100.
[Amended 5-1-1995 by ATM Art. 63; 5-6-2002 by ATM Art. 20]
This section shall not apply to persons selling, by samples, lists or catalogues, goods, wares or merchandise for future delivery, nor to persons selling farm, dairy or orchard products of their own production, nor to persons selling fish, wood, newspapers or religious literature. During public events, the following organizations shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter: public or private schools, public service organizations, church and fraternal organizations, municipal departments and other nonprofit organizations.
[Amended 5-2-2009 by ATM Art. 80]