[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Lunenburg 5-1985 (Art. IX, § 17, of the Town Bylaws). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Any person, before proceeding to go from door to door within the Town for the purpose of bartering, selling, or taking orders for any goods, wares or merchandise, or for the purpose of begging or soliciting alms or charitable contributions, shall first record his name and address with the Chief of Police of the Town or his designee, together with such other information as the Chief of Police of the Town or his designee may reasonably require for the purpose of confirming such person's true identity and ascertaining the nature of the activities sought to be carried on.
Upon compliance by any such person with these requirements, the Chief of Police or his designee shall issue a written permit to such person, upon a form by the Board of Selectmen, to engage in the activity described therein. Upon the request of any person being solicited, or of a police officer, the holder shall exhibit his permit. The Chief of Police or his designee may, however, authorize a director of any worthy cause to solicit contributions within the Town without having each solicitor under his direction registered and recorded.
Whoever violates any portion of this bylaw shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300 for each offense.
Should the permit be denied by the Police Chief or his designee, the solicitor has the right to appeal to the Board of Selectmen.