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Town of Franklin, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Franklin 12-17-1986 by Bylaw Amendment 85-56. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licenses — See Ch. 110.
Transient vendors — See Ch. 165.
Every solicitor, door-to-door salesperson, hawker and peddler in the Town of Franklin shall be bound by these regulations except insofar as they may be, in a particular instance, in conflict with any specific provision of the General Laws of the commonwealth or provision of the Constitution of the commonwealth or of the United States.
Every solicitor, door-to-door salesman, hawker or peddler shall register with the Town of Franklin and obtain a permit from the Chief of Police prior to engaging in any solicitation or sales activity.
Every registration application under this chapter shall be on a form approved by the Chief of Police and shall include the following information:
A. 
The name, permanent address and telephone number, if any, of the applicant.
B. 
The name of the organization the applicant is representing, if any.
C. 
The permanent address of the organization the applicant is representing, if any, its telephone number and the name of the person to contact within such organization for details concerning solicitation or sales.
D. 
The purpose of the solicitation or the nature of the business to be conducted, including a list of items to be sold or distributed.
E. 
The estimated time during which such person will be engaged in the activity within the Town of Franklin.
Applications for permits shall be made not less than 48 hours in advance, except for good and reasonable cause, the determination of which shall be made at the sole discretion of the Chief of Police or his designee.
[Amended 7-8-2015 by Bylaw Amendment 15-748]
Commercial solicitations shall be limited to the period between 9:00 a.m. and the earlier of 7:00 p.m. or one-half hour prior to sunset.
No permittee shall enter upon private property where prohibited by the owner or person in control thereof from so doing either by sign or by any other manner.
Every permittee representing an organization shall carry proper identification signifying his relationship to such organization and shall display the same upon request.
Violations of this chapter shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $200, except insofar as the provisions of Chapter 101 of the General Laws may provide for a lesser fine with respect to hawkers or peddlers, in which event the provisions of such statute shall be controlling.