City of New Castle, DE
New Castle County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by The Mayor and Council of New Castle 7-7-1992 by Ord. No. 340. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licenses — See Ch. 156.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in business as a peddler, hawker, vendor, canvasser or seeking for information or donations without first having registered in the office of the City Clerk. The registrant shall give his/her complete identification, his/her signature, the name of his/her employer, the nature of the products or services in which he/she is interested, the names of the manufacturers of such products, or of the organization which he/she is representing, the proposed method of operation in the city, a recent picture of his/her truck, stand, push cart, trailer, etc., proof of insurance and State Board of Health certificate.
Each registrant shall pay to the City Clerk a registration fee as set by resolution of the City Council from time to time.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). The current Fees Resolution is included in the Appendix to this volume.
Each applicant who shows evidence of good character, who pays the fee provided for herein and registers in accordance with § 177-1 above shall be furnished a certificate indicating that he or she has registered and showing the dates covered by such registration.
Each person shall at all times while soliciting or canvassing in the city carry upon his/her person the registration certificate, and the same shall be exhibited by such registrant whenever he/she is required to do so by any police officer or by any person solicited.
The city has the right to place vendors at locations determined by City Council.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to officers or employees of the city, county, state or federal government, or any subdivision thereof when an official business or persons seeking charitable contributions.
Any such registration may be revoked by the Mayor or the Chief of Police because of any violation by the registrant of this chapter or of any other ordinance of the city, or of any state or federal law, or whenever the registrant shall cease to possess the qualifications and character required in this chapter for the original registration.
Vendors of food and beverages shall comply with all state health standards and requirements and shall display publicly the appropriate certificate or letter of compliance.
Proof of insurance, issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Delaware, protecting the licenses and the city from all claims for damages to property and bodily injury, including death, which may arise from operations under or in connection with the license shall be required. Such insurance shall have the minimum amount required of $100,000.
The practice of going in and upon private residences in the city by canvassers, solicitors, peddlers, hawkers and vendors of merchandise, not having been required or invited so to do by the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of said private residence, for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, and/or for the purpose of disposing and/or peddling or hawking the same, is declared to be a nuisance and hereby prohibited.
Any person who violates any provisions of this chapter shall be fined not more than $50 for the first offense and $100 for each subsequent offense.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).