[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ellington effective 4-9-1962; amended in its entirety 12-4-1995, effective 1-5-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
On or after the effective date of this chapter, no person, with or without a team, cart or vehicle, except those exempted by the statutes of the state, shall vend or hawk upon the public streets any goods, wares, or other merchandise at public or private sale or auction, or vend or peddle such articles from house to house within the Town limits, unless he shall have obtained a license to do so from the Resident State Trooper. This section, however, shall not apply to occupants of stores or shops within the Town or to charitable, religious and nonprofit civic organizations.
The fee for such license shall be $25 each year or portion thereof. Each person so licensed shall be required to exhibit his license at the request of any citizen. All licenses shall be good for one year after issuance.
Each applicant for a license shall submit an application on a form provided by the Resident State Trooper, to be completed under penalty of false statement, providing at least the following information and evidence:
Name, alias, company name, and trade name.
Addresses of individuals and/or businesses for previous five years.
Age and physical characteristics of the applicant.
Social Security number and motor vehicle operator's number.
Year, make, model, color and registration of all vehicles to be used in vending.
Criminal record of each individual vendor.
Other towns where the applicant holds or has held a vendor license during the past five years.
Location where vending will take place.
Days and times of day when vending will take place.
Copy of motor vehicle license.
Copy of motor vehicle registration certificate.
Copy of Connecticut sales tax permit.
Evidence that each seal or measuring device bears a current approval stamp and stamp of the State Sealer of Weights and Measures.
The Resident State Trooper, before issuing a license under authority of this chapter, shall cause such investigation of the applicant's business and moral character to be made as he deems necessary for the protection of the public good. If as a result of such investigation the applicant's business or moral character shall be found to be unsatisfactory, the Resident State Trooper shall not issue the license and shall provide a report of his findings to the First Selectman, who shall bring the application to the next regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen for its review. The Board will either affirm the decision/recommendation of the Resident State Trooper or overrule the decision/recommendation and direct the Resident State Trooper to notify the applicant that no license will be issued or to issue the license, as the case may be.
The Resident State Trooper shall pay over all money received for such licenses to the Town Treasurer and shall keep a record of all licenses issued, the date thereof, and the name of the licensee to whom given.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $100 for each offense, and each day's violation thereof shall be deemed a separate offense.