[HISTORY: Adopted New Canaan Board of Selectmen 7-11-57; effective 9-15-57. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as provided in § 5-5 of this code, no exhibition, performance, circus, menagerie, carousel, show or carnival under canvas, in a building or out of doors shall be held without obtaining a license for such performance or exhibition or other event from the Town Clerk upon the payment of a fee therefor of $10 per day, and for every other public show, exhibition, music festival or entertainment a fee of $5 per day shall be paid upon issuance of a license therefor.
Before the issuance of any license permit to the provisions of the preceding section, the applicant therefor shall present to and file with the Town Clerk a temporary permit from the Planning and Zoning Commission for the use of the land or buildings involved, if any, for the purpose stated in the application for such license.
[Amended 3-19-68; effective 4-19-68]
All public halls or places of entertainment may be licensed in lieu of licensing any exhibition, performance or entertainment therein for a license fee of $25 per year.
Any license issued under the provisions of this chapter may be revoked by the Selectmen in the sole discretion in case the licensee shall permit any unlawful, improper or objectionable use of any land, building, public hall or place of entertainment.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to entertainments, performances, exhibitions or other events held by any religious, charitable, fraternal, educational or political organization to promote its own purposes and objects and without profit to any person or member of any such organization other than reasonable compensation for services actually rendered.
No license shall be issued for any business, enterprise, exhibition or other event prohibited by law, nor that is not expressly authorized by this chapter.
No person shall create a nuisance within the limits of the town by advertising any sale, performance, exhibition, carnival or meeting of any kind by means of a mechanical noise or music-producing apparatus, commonly known as a radio loudspeaker.
Any person who shall willfully violate any provision of this chapter shall be punished as provided in § 4-8 of this Code. A second conviction shall cancel the license of any person so convicted and no license shall be issued to any such offender for six months after such second conviction.
Editor's Note: See p. 404, supra.