[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Cocalico 9-4-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-05. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 150.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- All kinds of vocations, occupations, professions, enterprises, establishments and all other kinds of activities and matters, together with all devices, machines, vehicles and appurtenances used therein, which are conducted for profit or benefit, directly or indirectly, on any premises in the Township.
- Individual, natural persons, partnerships, joint ventures, societies, associations, clubs, trustees, trusts or corporations, or any officers, agents, employees, factors of any kind of personal representatives or any of the above, in any capacity, acting either for himself, or for any other person, under either personal appointment or pursuant to law.
- POLICE DEPARTMENT
- The East Cocalico Township Police Department.
- The Township of East Cocalico, County of Lancaster and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Every person desiring to engage in the business of door-to-door soliciting or peddling in the Township shall first make application to the Police Department for a license. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all persons desiring to engage in soliciting or peddling in the Township, including any helpers or employees of any applicant. The license shall be issued or denied by the Chief of Police or his designee.
The application shall be made upon a form provided by the Police Department and shall contain the following information:
Full name of the applicant and local address, if any.
Permanent address and telephone number of the applicant.
Name of the applicant's employer or a statement that the applicant is self-employed.
The nature of the goods, wares, services or merchandise offered for sale.
A statement as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of any crime, and, if the answer is in the affirmative, the nature of the offense or offenses and the punishment or punishments imposed therefor.
The type of vehicle to be used, if any.
Upon request of the Police Department, the applicant shall also submit to fingerprints and furnish a photograph.
No person(s) shall engage in the business of door-to-door soliciting or peddling in the Township except between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to dusk. The license received by any person(s) shall be valid only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to dusk. No person(s) shall engage in the business of door-to-door soliciting or peddling in the Township on Sundays or legal holidays.
Notwithstanding that provision of this chapter, any charitable, religious or civic organizations desiring to sell merchandise where the proceeds from such sales are to be applied to the charitable, religious, philanthropic or civic purposes of the organization need not pay a fee but must obtain a license.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any insurance companies, or their agents, or insurance brokers, authorized to transact business under the insurance laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons selling or delivering on a route and on a regular basis as a result of a request from the person(s) receiving such services, nor shall it apply to persons selling fruit or vegetables or other farm products which are owner produced.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any person or individual that is merely proselytizing for either religious or political purposes, distributing religious or political handbills at no cost, or exercising the right to anonymous religious or political speech without soliciting any funds and without selling any goods or soliciting for contributions.
The license required by this chapter shall be valid only during the calendar year in which it is issued. Thereafter any person desiring to engage in soliciting or peddling within East Cocalico Township shall again be required to make application for a license pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
The fee for the license required by this chapter shall be as established by resolution.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.