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Village of Freeport, NY
Nassau County
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[Amended 1-16-1978 by L.L. No. 1-1978]
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 or from place to place carrying or transporting goods, wares, merchandise and offering the same for sale, other than from house to house, except one engaged in the peddling of meats, fish, fruit and farm produce by farmers and persons who produce such commodities.
No person shall engage in the business of hawker or peddler in the Village without first obtaining an annual license therefor.
[Amended 11-26-1973]
A. 
Generally. An annual fee shall be paid before a license is issued hereunder, except that If application is made and a license is granted subsequent to November 30 of any year, a fee equal to 50% of the annual fee shall be paid. All annual licenses shall expire on May 31 and shall thereafter be renewable as provided in § 138-10. The Board of Trustees by resolution shall adopt and from time to time may amend a schedule of fees payable by applicants for hawkers and peddlers licenses or a renewal thereof.
[Amended 2-26-1990 by L.L. No. 20-1990]
B. 
Each conveyance to be licensed; display. For each separate vehicle or conveyance used by any 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 licenses hereunder.
[Amended 12-11-1972]
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. Neither shall anything herein contained prohibit hawking or peddling by a lawful representative of any nonprofit corporation, association, society or organization organized exclusively for religious, benevolent, humane, charitable, educational, hospital, patriotic or fraternal purposes or which promotes the study or the advancement of the arts or sciences or sustains, encourages or promotes the musical or performing arts.
[Amended 11-23-1970; 12-14-1970; 8-14-1972; 10-18-1976 by L.L. No. 9-1976]
A licensed hawker or peddler shall not:
A. 
Falsely or fraudulently misrepresent the quantity, character or quality of any article offered for sale or offer for sale any unwholesome, tainted or diseased provisions or merchandise.
B. 
Use the license provided by the Village after the expiration or revocation of the license represented by them.
C. 
Fail to keep the vehicles and receptacles used by him in a clean and sanitary condition and the foodstuffs and edibles offered for sale well-covered and protected from dirt, dust and insects.
D. 
Stand or permit the vehicle used by him to stand in one place in any public place or street for more than 10 minutes or in front of any premises for any time if the owner of or lessee of the ground floor thereof objects.
E. 
Sell any confectionery or ice cream within 500 feet of any school property line between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on school days.
F. 
Permit any vehicle used by him to stop or remain on any crosswalk.
G. 
Create or maintain any booth or stand or place any barrels, boxes, crates or other obstructions upon any street or public place for the purpose of selling or exposing for sale any goods, wares or merchandise.
H. 
Sell any goods, wares and merchandise of any kind or description from any vehicle parked in a metered parking area.
I. 
Fail to keep and maintain a proper receptacle on the vehicle for use by the customer for the deposit of litter, refuse and trash.
J. 
Enter upon private property for the purpose of carrying or transporting goods, wares or merchandise and/or offering same for sale, except upon the invitation of the owner or occupant. Any person found in violation of this subsection shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250, and such person shall be deemed a disorderly person.