Dorchester County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted and amended as indicated in text.]

§ 30-1 License required; issuance.

[1961 Code, sec. 279; 1936, Sp. Sess., ch. 112, sec. 304A]
No huckster, hawker or peddler shall sell or offer for sale any vegetables, eggs, poultry, meats or other farm produce or products in Dorchester County until he shall have first taken out a license for that purpose as hereinafter provided; provided, however, that this Article shall not apply to farmers or growers residing in Maryland selling their own vegetables or other perishable farm produce or products. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said county to issue huckster licenses to such persons as may apply for and be entitled to same according to the provisions of this Article, and the amount so received from said licenses shall be paid to the County Commissioners of Dorchester County and be credited to the general funds of the county.

§ 30-2 License fees.

[1961 Code, sec. 280; 1936 Sp. Sess., ch. 112, sec. 304B]
Each applicant for such license shall pay annually the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.) if he is a resident of Dorchester County, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.) if he is a resident of the state outside of said county and the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.) if he is not a resident of the state, and no license shall be issued by said Clerk to any such person until the aforesaid license fee has been paid and until such person has made an oath as to his place of residence.

§ 30-3 Violations and penalties.

[1961 Code, sec. 281; 1936 Sp. Sess., ch. 112, sec. 304C]
Any person violating the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.) for each such violation.

§ 30-4 Licensing requirements; fees; penalties.

[1963, ch. 678]
A. 
License required; exceptions; issuance. No person shall sell or solicit orders for sale of any merchandise of any description, including books or periodicals, from door to door of private residences without a license in his possession at all times during such solicitations, which said license shall be produced and subject to the inspection of any person so requesting; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to farmers or growers selling their own vegetables or other perishable farm produce or products or to any person regularly attending school who is under the age of eighteen (18) years or to vendors of milk or cream, bread, meat, fuels or petroleum products, patent drugs, household furnishings, cosmetics, fish or other seafood or newspapers. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said county to issue huckster licenses to such persons as may apply for and be entitled to same according to the provisions of this section, and the amount so received shall be paid to the County Commissioners of Dorchester County and be credited to the general funds of the county.
B. 
Application and fees. Each applicant for such license shall pay annually a licensing fee of one hundred dollars ($100.) or twenty-five dollars ($25.) for a one-day license for the day designated. Such license, upon issuance, shall not be transferable. The application for such license shall contain the following information concerning the applicant: name, address, name and address of employer if not self-employed, age, color of skin, color of eyes, color of hair, height, weight and a general description of the type of merchandise to be sold. The license shall have attached thereto, as a part of said license, a recently taken photograph of the licensee. The alteration or removal of any part of said license shall be considered a violation of this section.
C. 
Violations and penalties. Any violation of this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, such violator shall be subject to a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.) or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not in excess of thirty (30) days, or to both fine and imprisonment, any other provision of this Article to the contrary notwithstanding.