[Amended 3-24-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale as an itinerant vendor any goods, wares, merchandise or product of any kind without first obtaining a license as provided in this chapter.
[Amended 1-26-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-2; 3-24-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
- a) A person who goes from place to place or from house to house for the purpose of selling services or merchandise to persons at their residence ("door to door itinerant vendor";) or
- b) A person who sells merchandise from a vehicle that travels from place to place or that is temporarily parked at a specific location ("mobile itinerant vendor".)
- Not only an individual, but also any organization, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, church, religious denomination, society, class, league or other entity or group.
- Shall be the time designated as "sunset" by the National Weather Service for northern New Jersey.
[Amended 2-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-09; 3-24-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
Every application for an itinerant vendor's license shall be made in writing to the Township Clerk on forms provided and approved by the Township Manager. The application shall be signed by the applicant giving residence and business address and a description of and license number of each vehicle to be used in such business. The application shall also include information about the location and dates of the proposed sales activity. If a vehicle is to be used in any portion of the activity, a description of the vehicle(s) including color, make model, year, license plate number, including state of registration, as well as name and address of registered owner shall be included in the application.
Each person conducting sales pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:24-9b and N.J.S.A. 45:24-10 shall present such license to the Township Clerk for identification at least 24 hours before conducting any business pursuant to this chapter.
Every application for a license shall also include a valid tax sale certificate of authority issued to the vendor pursuant to Section 15 of PL 1966, c.30 (C.54:32B-15) empowering the vendor to collect sales tax.
Fees. The application fee for each itinerant vendors license issued pursuant to this article shall be $100. Such license shall permit the holder thereof to conduct such sales. The holder of such license shall pay an additional fee of $25 for each additional vehicle used by the license. The fee shall be due when an application is filed and shall not be refundable if the application is denied.
Expiration. All licenses issued pursuant to this article shall expire on December 31 next after the granting of the same.
Availability of license for inspection. Any person holding a license issued pursuant to this article shall produce the same for inspection whenever requested to do so.
Suspension or revocation of license. Every license granted under the provisions of this article may be suspended or revoked for a violation of the rules established by this chapter by the Township Council after the holder is provided with an opportunity to be heard. Upon suspension on or after such license shall be revoked, such license shall be inoperative and of no effect.
Limits on mobile itinerant vendors license. Except in conjunction with a licensed activity pursuant to Chapter 75 of this Code (Fair or Festival), no mobile itinerant vending shall be permitted along major or minor arterial roadways, namely; The Boulevard, the Newark Pompton Turnpike, Jacksonville Road, Lincoln Park Road, Jackson Avenue, State Highway Route 23, and Interstate 287. No mobile itinerant vendor shall remain in one location for more than 15 minutes. Mobile vending shall be limited to vending from the curb-side of vehicles which are parked in legal spaces or areas.
Limits on door to door itinerant vending. No door to door sales shall commence before 10:00 a.m. and shall end no later than one hour after sunset from October 1 through March 31 and at sunset the remainder of the year.
The itinerant vendors license is required in addition to any other license which may be required for the activity being conducted including a license from the Health Department which is required for the sale of food products.