[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Swansea as Ch. 8, Art. II, of the 1988 Revised General Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the protection of the public against fraud and imposition all persons going from house to house or in buildings or upon the Town's highways making sales or soliciting orders for goods, wares, or merchandise are hereby required to register with the office of the board of selectmen. Such registration shall be in the form of an application for a permit to act as such salesman or solicitor.
The application shall state the applicant's name, age, occupation, residence and social security number; the kind and character of the goods, wares and merchandise to be sold by the applicant; the name and address of the person who will supply the goods, wares, or merchandise to the applicant, and the name and address of the person for whom the applicant is soliciting or selling.
The application shall then be submitted to the chief of police for his examination. If the statement and references contained in the application are verified by him, he shall endorse his approval on the application and advise the town clerk to issue a permit to such applicant. No permit shall be issued without the approval of the chief of police.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to hawkers, peddlers or transient vendors who are duly licensed by the commonwealth or by the Town.