The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- Any person who travels from place to place by foot, motor vehicle or any other type of conveyance; or stands in one place on public property, except when in front of the person's established business location, selling or offering for sale goods or services.
- Any person traveling either by foot, motor vehicle or any other type of conveyance from place to place seeking to obtain orders for the purchase of goods or services for future delivery or performance.
Neither the word "solicitor" nor "peddler" shall include any person who shall be engaged exclusively in wholesale sales to retail merchants.
Any person violating this article shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction.
[Comp. Ords. 1995, § 21.231; Ord. No. 32, 1-15-1917; Ord. No. 103, 10-4-1982]
It shall not be lawful for any peddler or solicitor to exercise his calling, within the Village, without a license.
[Comp. Ords. 1995, § 21.232; Ord. No. 32, 1-15-1917; Ord. No. 52, 7-15-1940]
The President, or in his absence the Clerk, is hereby authorized to grant a peddler's and solicitor's license to any person applying for the same, in his discretion, upon the payment of a fee as currently established or as hereafter adopted by resolution of the Village Council from time to time, and such license shall be dated on the day it is issued, and shall state the time for which it shall be in force. All money received by the President or the Clerk for such license shall be paid into the treasury of the Village.
[Comp. Ords. 1995, § 21.233; Ord. No. 32, 1-15-1917]
Persons soliciting or peddling as the duly authorized representative or agent of any church, charitable, educational or fraternal organization, or of any political group seeking funds or membership shall be exempt from the license requirements of this article.
Every honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States who served at least 180 days of active duty service in the armed forces or has a service connected disability as a result of that service and is a resident of the state has the right to sell his own goods within this city at no cost if the proceeds from the sale of the goods are to be used for the direct personal benefit or gain of that former member, by procuring a license for that purpose issued as provided in Public Act No. 359 of 1921 (MCL 35.441 et seq.).
The following conduct, in addition to any other conduct prohibited herein, shall be punishable as a violation of this article:
Entering a private residence under pretenses of entering for purposes other than soliciting or peddling;
Remaining in a private residence or on the premises thereof after the owner or occupant thereof has requested the solicitor or peddler to leave;
Going in and upon the premises of a private residence by such solicitor or peddler to solicit or peddle when the owner or occupant thereof has displayed a "No Soliciting" or "No Peddling" sign on such premises;
Soliciting or peddling at a private residence prior to 10:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.