Township of East Fallowfield, PA
Chester County
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§ 13-101 Definitions.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-101]
Any person who shall engage in peddling, as herein above defined.
Engaging in peddling, canvassing, soliciting, or taking of orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares, or merchandise, upon any of the streets, sidewalks, or from house to house within the Township of East Fallowfield; provided, the word peddling shall not apply (A) to farmers selling their own produce, (B) to the sale of goods, wares, and merchandise, donated by the owners thereof, the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose, or (C) to any manufacturer or producer in the sale of bread and bakery products, meat or meat products, milk or milk products.
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm, or corporation.
In this Part, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

§ 13-102 License Required.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-102]
No person shall engage in peddling in the Township of East Fallowfield without first having taken out a license as herein provided.

§ 13-103 Application for License; Individual Licenses Required for Each Helper; Licenses Nontransferable.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-103]
Every person desiring to engage in peddling in the Township of East Fallowfield, shall first make application to the Secretary of the Township, or the Secretary's deputy or deputies appointed for this purpose, for a license. Upon such application such person shall give his name; permanent address at which he will receive notices under this Part; address; his previous criminal record; excepting minor traffic offenses, if any; the name of the person for whom he works, if any; the type of goods, wares, and merchandise he wishes to peddle; the length of time for which he wishes to be licensed; the type of vehicle he uses, if any; and the number of helpers he has. Provided when a person makes application for himself and one or more helpers, all applicable personal information specified above shall be given for each helper, and an individual license shall be required for each helper. No license issued under this Part shall be transferable from one person to another.

§ 13-104 Fees.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-104; as amended by Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
No license shall be issued under this Part until the proper fee, as shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, shall be paid to the Secretary or his deputy, which shall be for the use of the Township.

§ 13-105 Issuance of License; Information Thereon.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-105]
Upon making application thereof and paying the proper fee as herein specified, a license shall be issued to every peddler, provided that the Township Secretary may refuse to issue a license if he has reasonable grounds for believing the applicant to be of poor moral character, and the applicant shall be required to apply in person to the Board of Supervisors. Such license shall contain the information required when engaged in peddling in the Township, carry such license upon his person, and shall exhibit such license upon request, to all police officers, Township officials, and citizens. No peddler shall engage in selling any produce as mentioned in this license.

§ 13-106 Sunday Sales Prohibited; Hours of Sale Restricted.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-106; as amended by Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
No peddler shall engage in any business activity, except by prior appointment, at any time on a Sunday or legal holiday or at any time before 9:00 a.m. or after sundown on any day of the week other than a Sunday or legal holiday.

§ 13-107 Noise Restrictions; Entry of Premises Without Permission Prohibited.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-107]
No person, licensed as a peddler under this Part, shall hawk or cry his wares upon any of the streets or sidewalks of the Township, nor shall be use any loud speaker or horn or any other device for announcing his presence by which the public is annoyed. No person licensed as a peddler under this Part shall enter, or attempt to enter, any dwelling house without invitation or permission of the occupant and shall immediately leave any premises upon request.

§ 13-108 Maintenance of Fixed Location Prohibited.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-108]
No person licensed as a peddler under this Part, shall occupy any fixed location upon the streets or sidewalks of the Township for the purpose of peddling, with or without any stand or counter.

§ 13-109 Suspension of License; Notice.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-109]
The Township Secretary is hereby authorized and empowered to suspend any license issued under this Part, when he deems, from information received, such suspension to be beneficial to the public health, safety, or morals, or for violations of any of the provisions of this Part, or for giving false information on the application for a license thereunder. Notice of such suspension shall be given by written notice personally served or sent by registered mail to the address shown on the application. The holder of the suspended license shall immediately surrender his license to the Township Secretary.

§ 13-110 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. 5/7/1986, § 11-110; as amended by Ord. 2010-01, 3/23/2010]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.