[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Wicomico County by L. Wic. Co., 1965, ch. 6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Transient merchants — See Ch. 213.
Hawkers and peddlers — See the Business Regulations Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, § 17-901 et seq.
Required. It is unlawful for any person to conduct the business of or act as an itinerant or door-to-door peddler or salesman of goods, wares or merchandise, either by sample or otherwise, in Wicomico County unless he has secured and holds a current license as such, issued upon application by the Sheriff of Wicomico County.
Applications; issue. The Sheriff shall prepare and have available application forms for a peddler's license, containing such provisions and information as, in the opinion of the Sheriff, may be necessary to keep a proper and complete listing of the persons in Wicomico County who are engaged in this occupation from time to time. The license shall be issued upon application at a cost of $25 for each year; and the cost shall not be prorated for portions of a year. The license year begins as of January 1.
License to be carried. All licenses shall be carried by the licensee, and said license shall be exhibited to any officer or citizen upon his request.
Exceptions. Nothing in this section shall be construed or used to apply to any person who is going from door to door in any activity or enterprise which is conducted for and on behalf of any nonprofit, charitable or eleemosynary agency or organization or to any person who is going from door to door in the sale of farm produce or seafood of any kind, which he has produced or taken.
Penalty provisions. Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject, upon conviction thereof, to a fine not to exceed $25 for each violation.