[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Ashford 6-17-1965. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall vend, hawk or peddle or solicit the sale, either present or future, of any goods, wares or other merchandise upon any public highway within the Town of Ashford, or from place to place within the limits of the Town, without first having obtained a permit from the Town Clerk. This permit shall apply to each and every so engaged person whether self-employed or whether employed by a firm, partnership, corporation, or individual.
Permits shall be in the form of a certificate issued by the Town Clerk upon the payment of the required permit fee. The fee shall be $2 for one day and $10 for periods of up to one year. Permits shall be effective from 8:00 a.m. of the day or period for which the permit is issued. Residents of the Town of Ashford shall be exempt from paying a fee for such permit.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $25, and every sale made in violation of the provisions herein shall constitute a separate offense.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit or to require a permit for sales by farmers or gardeners of the produce from their farms or gardens, or for the sale and distribution of milk, teas, coffees, spices, bakery goods, fish, meats or other food products, nor shall the provisions hereof apply to youngsters under 16 years of age who are residents of the Town.