[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of East Granby 1-16-1985 (Ch. XV of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Any person, firm or representative of any organization, who shall vend, hawk or peddle upon the public streets within the Town or from house to house or from place to place within said Town any articles of food, beverages, goods, wares or merchandise, or shall make any request or solicitation as defined under C.G.S. § 21a-190a shall be considered a vendor, hawker, peddler, or solicitor within the meaning of this chapter.
This chapter shall not apply to farmers, gardeners or residents, the produce of their farms, gardens and greenhouses, including fruit, vegetables and flowers, or to the sale, distribution and delivery of milk, teas, coffees, spices, groceries, meats, baked goods, to sales on approval, to conditional sales of merchandise, to the delivery of newspapers, to sales or donations for the benefit of any charitable organization, to the taking of orders for merchandise for future delivery when full payment is not required at the time of solicitation or to any person or organization exempted under any statute of the State of Connecticut.
No person or representative of any organization shall carry on the business of a peddler, vendor or solicitor without a license from the First Selectman or his designee pursuant to provisions of this chapter.
The First Selectman is hereby authorized to issue such license, or his designee which may include any of the other Selectmen, or the ranking officer of the Police Department, who may be so designated by the First Selectmen. The issuance of a license may be deferred for a period not exceeding seven days from date of application for purpose of investigation.
In all cases, unless sooner revoked, all licenses shall expire on the 30th day of September succeeding the date of issuance thereof. The fee, as set from time to time by the Board of Selectmen, shall be for a year or the remainder thereof to September 30th succeeding the date of issuance, for each person so vending, hawking or peddling merchandise within the Town.
The fee required under § 229-4 shall be waived for any resident of the State of Connecticut who has resided within the state for a period of two years preceding the date of application for such license and who is a veteran who served in time of war, as defined in C.G.S. § 27-103, and as it may be amended. Proof of such military service may be required by the issuing authority pursuant to provisions of this chapter.
Each person applying for such license shall give to the First Selectmen or designated authority the following information:
Name, home address, or local address, if any.
Name of and address of the principal place of business.
Physical description, including age.
If vehicle (vehicles) are used, a description of same, registration number or any other identification, such as company or type of activity lettered on same.
Identification satisfactory to the issuing authority which shall include a specimen of the applicant's signature.
Each person so licensed shall have in his possession a license for the year such license is in force. Any person so licensed shall produce same for examination to any purchaser, or prospective purchaser, and upon request by any law enforcement officer or official charged with enforcement of this chapter. No license may be transferred or used by any person other than the licensee.
An application for a license may be denied or may be revoked by the issuing authority for the following reasons:
Fraud or misrepresentation by false statements contained in the application for the license.
Fraud or misrepresentation by false statements made in the course of the activities conducted under the license.
Any violation of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Town or of any activity which is in violation of any municipal regulation of the Town.
Conducting the business of vending or door-to-door activities in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or to constitute a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the public.
No person, firm or representative of any organization, other than a food service business, shall vend, hawk, peddle or solicit within the Town before 8:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m.