[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Field 7-22-1963. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Ordinances 6.2 and 6.3 of Chapter 6 of the Unified Code of Ordinance.
Article I Hawkers and Peddlers
Article II Solicitors and Canvassers
No person shall engage in the business of hawker or peddler in the village without first obtaining an annual license therefor.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HAWKER OR PEDDLER
- Any person traveling by foot, wagon, automotive vehicle or other conveyance from street to street, from house to house or from place to place carrying or transporting goods, wares or merchandise and offering the same for sale; except one engaged in the peddling of meats, fish, fruit and farm produce by farmers and persons who produce such commodities.
Nothing herein contained shall prohibit hawking or peddling by an honorably discharged soldier, sailor or marine who is crippled as a result of injuries while in the naval or military service of the United States or the holder of a license granted pursuant to § 32 of the General Business Law.
An annual fee of $25 shall be paid before a license is issued hereunder.
All annual licenses shall expire on December 31st and shall thereafter be renewable as provided in § 58-10 of this Code.
For each separate vehicle or conveyance used by a licensee hereunder, a separate fee shall be paid. The license issued for each vehicle shall contain the New York State motor vehicle license number of such vehicle and shall be visibly displayed upon such vehicle. Any use of such license on any other vehicle shall constitute grounds for the revocation of any and all of the offending licensee's licenses hereunder.
No person shall engage in business as a solicitor or canvasser in the village without first obtaining a license therefor.
As used in this article, the following shall terms have the meanings indicated:
- SOLICITOR OR CANVASSER
- Any natural person traveling, either by foot or by conveyance, from place to place, from house to house or from street to street soliciting and taking orders for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise, including books and periodicals for future delivery, or services to be performed later, whether he collects advance payment on such sale or for such services or not.
Every applicant not a resident of the village or who, being a resident of the village, represents any person whose principal or place of business is located outside of the State of New York shall file with the Village Clerk a surety bond, running to the village in the amount of $2,500, with surety given by a recognized insurance carrier, conditioned that the applicant shall comply fully with the provisions of the ordinances of the village and the laws of the State of New York regulating the business of solicitor and canvasser and guaranteeing to any resident of the village that all money paid as a down payment will be accounted for and applied according to the representations of the solicitor and that any property purchased will be delivered in compliance with the representations made by the solicitor. Such bond shall provide that action thereon may be brought by any person to whom a judgment has been awarded because of loss caused by such licensee's fault or default.