[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverdale 10-16-1952 by Ord. No. 71. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to solicit or canvass from house to house in the Borough for the purpose of selling any goods, wares or merchandise, or to solicit for any purpose whatsoever, except for certain approved charitable purposes hereinafter mentioned, without first having secured a permit in the manner hereinafter provided.
[Amended 5-5-2003 by Ord. No. 5-2003]
Any person, firm or corporation desiring to solicit in the Borough of Riverdale as defined in § 143-1 shall first apply to the Borough Clerk or Chief of Police for a permit. Permits may be granted for a period of one year upon payment of a fee in the amount of $25, or for one day upon payment of the fee of $2. In no case shall the business or practice of soliciting as above defined be permitted after 9:00 p.m. on any day.
[Amended 11-17-1952 by Ord. No. 73]
This chapter shall not apply to persons soliciting or canvassing in behalf of the following:
Heart, cancer and similar funds.
Nationally chartered veterans' organizations.
Schools and parent-teachers' associations.
Any public utility which is subject to regulation by the Board of Public Utility Commissioners of the State of New Jersey or any duly authorized employee, representative or agent of any such public utility when carrying an identification card, badge or insignia by such public utility.
Any other charitable organization or activity not conducted for profit.
In passing on applications for permits the Borough Clerk or Chief of Police shall have the power to determine if a particular organization or activity falls within the provisions of § 143-3 hereof. Persons or organizations aggrieved by the decision of the Clerk or Chief of Police shall have the right to appeal to the Borough Council which may either reverse or affirm said decision.
[Amended 9-21-1992 by Ord. No. 4-92]
Any person, firm or corporation convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not in excess of $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the municipal Judge.