Township of Lower Saucon, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower Saucon 5-20-1998 by Ord. No. 98-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junkyards and junk dealers — See Ch. 103.
Nuisances — See Ch. 112.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 140.
Transportation of goods — See Ch. 159.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 170.
A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PEDDLER
Any person who shall engage in peddling, as herein defined.
PEDDLING
Engaging in peddling, canvassing, soliciting or taking of orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares, services or merchandise upon any of the streets or sidewalks or from house to house within Lower Saucon Township, provided that the word peddling shall not apply to farmers selling their own produce; to the sale of goods, wares, services and merchandise, the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose; or to any manufacturer or producer in the sale of bread and bakery products, meat and meat products or milk and milk products.
PERSON
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
B. 
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
[Added 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05[1]]
No persons shall engage in peddling in Lower Saucon Township without first obtaining a permit for such activities from the Lower Saucon Township Police Department, as hereinafter provided. Once a permit has been obtained, no persons shall engage in peddling in Lower Saucon Township unless they have notified the Police Department, at least 24 hours in advance, of the dates they intend to conduct such peddling activities in the Township.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 125-2, License required.
[Amended 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
A. 
Every person desiring to engage in peddling in Lower Saucon Township shall first submit an application for a permit, along with the required permit fee, to the Lower Saucon Township Police Department. If such person shall also be required to obtain a permit from Northampton County to engage in such activities, then he or she shall submit the county permit at the time of the application to the Township. The application shall require the disclosure of the person's name and address, his or her previous criminal record (along with a copy of a criminal history report obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police, at the applicant's expense), the type of goods, wares and merchandise he or she wishes to peddle, the length of time for which he or she wishes to be permitted, the type and make of vehicle he or she uses, if applicable, and the number of persons assisting the applicant in the peddling activities. All information required to be submitted for the applicant shall also be submitted for each person assisting the applicant. No permit shall be issued to any person who has, within the last 10 years from the date of the application, been convicted, or served a sentence or period of criminal probation, for any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (as that term is defined in Section 237.9 of the Pennsylvania Code, as may be amended from time to time). Only one permit per organization shall be required. All permits shall be valid for a maximum period of six months.
B. 
No permit issued under this chapter shall be transferable from one person to another.
[Amended 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
No permit shall be issued under this chapter until the proper fee shall be paid to the Police Department, which shall be for the use of the Township. Said fees shall be set from time to time by resolution of the Council.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The current Fee Schedule is available at the Town Hall.
[Amended 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
Upon making application thereof and paying the proper fee, as herein specified, a permit shall be issued to every peddler. Such permit shall contain the information required to be given upon the application therefor. Every peddler shall, at all times when engaged in peddling in the Township, carry such permit upon his or her person and shall exhibit such permit, upon request, to all police officers, Township officials and citizens. No peddler shall engage in selling any product not mentioned upon such permit, nor shall any person having a foot-peddler's permit operate from or with any motor vehicle.
[Added 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05[1]]
A. 
No person obtaining a permit under the provisions of this chapter shall engage in peddling before 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. In addition, no peddling is permitted on Sundays.
B. 
The Lower Saucon Township Police Department shall maintain a registry of individual property owners who have registered their property with the Department as a "no peddling" property. The Department shall provide all persons issued a permit with a copy of this registry. Any contact with a property owner listed on the registry shall constitute a violation of this chapter and shall be grounds for revocation of a permit.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 125-6, Hours.
[Amended 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
No person permitted as a peddler under this chapter shall hawk or cry his or her wares upon any of the streets or sidewalks of the Township, nor shall he or she use any loudspeaker or horn or any other device for announcing his or her presence by which the public is annoyed.
[Amended 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
No person permitted as a peddler under this chapter shall park any vehicle upon any of the streets or alleys of the Township in order to sort, rearrange or clean any of his or her goods, wares or merchandise; nor may any such person place or deposit any refuse upon any of such streets or alleys; nor may any such person maintain or keep a street or curbstone market by parking any vehicle upon any street or alley in the Township for longer than necessary in order to sell therefrom to persons residing in the immediate vicinity.
[Amended 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
No person permitd as a peddler under this chapter shall occupy any fixed location upon any of the streets, alleys or sidewalks of the Township for the purpose of peddling, with or without any stand or counter.
[Amended 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
The Police Department shall keep a record of all permits issued under this chapter. The Police Department shall supervise the activities of all holders of such permits.
[Amended 12-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
The Police Chief of Lower Saucon Township is hereby authorized to revoke any permit issued under this chapter or for giving false information upon any application for a permit hereunder.
This chapter shall be enforced by action brought before a District Justice in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. Any person who violates or permits the violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues, or is permitted to continue, shall constitute a separate offense. Each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.