[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of East Haddam 10-1-1934. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 285.
Except as hereinafter specified, no person shall, within the Town of East Haddam, peddle or sell upon the streets, sidewalks, public places, or from house to house, or at public or private sale, any goods, wares or merchandise, without first having been duly licensed so to do by a license issued to him by the Clerk of said Town upon the payment to said Town of a license fee hereinafter prescribed.
Before engaging in such business, every person shall make application therefor in writing to the Clerk of said Town on blank forms to be supplied by such Clerk.
Every person who resides in said Town of East Haddam who engages in such business for himself shall pay a license fee of $0.50 per year or portion thereof.
Every person who is not a resident of the Town of East Haddam who engages in such business shall pay a license fee of $50 per year or portion thereof.
Each license herein provided for shall expire on the 31st day of March succeeding the date of issue thereof.
Every resident of East Haddam who engages in such peddling business who is doing so as the agent, representative, servant or employee of a nonresident of said Town shall pay the license fee required of nonresidents of said Town.
This chapter shall not apply to such persons who are excepted by the state laws of the State of Connecticut or to wholesalers selling and delivering their goods to the merchants of East Haddam, or to goods, wares, merchandise or foodstuffs sold and delivered by merchants of East Haddam, or to goods, wares or merchandise of residents of the Town of East Haddam sold by the maker, manufacturer or producer thereof.
Each person so licensed shall, on exercising his vocation, wear conspicuously on his left breast a suitable badge designed and furnished by the Town Clerk of said Town with the words "licensed vendor" and the number of his license and the year such license is in force, in numerals plainly inscribed thereon; and each person so licensed, when using a vehicle for the purpose for which he is licensed, shall have plainly displayed on both sides of such vehicle a sign designed and furnished by said Town Clerk bearing the number of his license and the year such license is in force.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep a record of all licenses granted under the provisions of this chapter in a book provided for that purpose, giving the number and date of each license, name, age and residence of the person licensed and the amount of the license fee paid. Said Town Clerk shall keep account of his receipts for such licenses and make a return thereof to the Town Treasurer.
Any person who shall engage in the business without being duly licensed as herein provided or who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not more than $25 for each offense.
The Town hereby enacts this section concerning the vending or hawking upon its public streets of any goods, wares or other merchandise at public or private sale or auction, or vending or peddling of such articles from house to house within its limits, including the imposition of a fee not to exceed $25 a year for each team or vehicle used in connection with such vending, hawking or peddling for the privilege of so vending, hawking or peddling such merchandise as provided by Chapter 174 of the Cumulative Supplements to the General Statutes, 1935.