Town of Haddam, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Haddam 10-20-1956. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 152-1
Definitions. 

§ 152-2
Nonapplicability. 

§ 152-3
License required; information. 

§ 152-4
Fees. 

§ 152-5
Location and noise restrictions. 

§ 152-6
Penalties for offenses. 

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

PEDDLER
Any person over 16 years of age, whether principal or agent, who shall go from place to place within the Town selling or bartering or carrying for sale or barter or exposing therefor any goods, wares or merchandise, either on foot or from any animal or vehicle.
SOLICITOR
Any person over 16 years of age, whether principal or agent, who shall go from place to place within the Town soliciting orders for future delivery of any goods, wares, or merchandise, including magazines and other printed matter.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons who are soliciting orders of purchase for future delivery, selling, bartering or exposing for sale or barter goods, wares or merchandise to regularly established customers; to salesmen selling goods to retail or wholesale stores for resale; or to industrial establishments for processing; to sales by farmers and gardeners of the produce of their farms and gardens; or to the sale, distribution and delivery of milk, teas, coffees, spices, groceries, meats and bakery goods; or to newsboys and those exempted under the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut from the operation of the general regulatory power given to towns with respect to hawking and peddling.

Every person desiring to solicit or peddle upon the streets of the Town of Haddam, except those exempted herein, shall complete an application blank provided by the Selectmen of the Town for a solicitor's or peddler's license. Upon the filing of such application the Selectmen shall require the applicant to give information concerning his place of residence, his physical description and business and a statement as to whether or not he has been convicted of any crime.

When said application shall be approved by the Selectmen, they shall refer the applicant to the Town Clerk, who shall issue the license applied for as follows: a solicitor's license for a period of 30 days upon the payment of a fee of $5, or a peddler's license for a period of one year upon the payment of a fee of $25, for each team or vehicle used in connection with such peddling, vending or hawking.

No person engaged in the business of soliciting or peddling shall solicit or peddle any goods of any description in the public streets within 200 feet of any school, and no person shall create a disturbance in the public streets by the continued blowing of horns or other sound-producing devices, but may make a signal on any street reasonably loud enough to attract the attention of customers in the immediate vicinity.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter or making any false statements or misrepresentations of fact for the purpose of obtaining a license to solicit or peddle shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $50 or to the revocation of his license to solicit or peddle, or both.