City of Marshfield, MO
Webster County
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Section 610.010 Definitions.

[R.O. 2014 §610.010; Ord. No. 1594[1] §1, 8-22-2013]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated below:
MERCHANDISE
Any article or thing sold at any regularly established store or place of business in the City of Marshfield, including, among other things, apples, pears, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, bananas, fruit of any other kind, vegetables of any kind, nuts of any kind, meat and poultry.
PEDDLER
Any person or persons who sell, or offer for sale, at wholesale or retail, any thing or article of merchandise for immediate delivery upon sale and who have no established place of business on private property within the City of Marshfield for which a merchant's license is required, but who display and sell, or offer for sale, upon the public streets, highways, alleys or sidewalks of the City of Marshfield the thing or article of merchandise which is being peddled.
SOLICITOR, CANVASSER or ORDER TAKER
Any person going from house to house or place to place soliciting or taking orders for future sale and delivery, from within or outside the City, of any merchandise whatever or any service of any kind, except the sale of personal property at wholesale to retail dealers.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 610, Peddlers, adopted 12-8-1953 by Ord. No. 38, §§1 — 6.

Section 610.020 (Reserved)

Section 610.030 Permit Required.

[R.O. 2014 §610.030; Ord. No. 1594 §1, 8-22-2013]
A. 
No person shall peddle or operate as a peddler, solicit, canvass or order take in the City of Marshfield without first obtaining a permit from the City Clerk for which there shall be paid to said Clerk for the use of said City the sum of eighteen dollars ($18.00) per calendar year.
B. 
Each peddler, solicitor, canvasser or order taker shall secure a personal license, but no license shall be required of a bona fide employee of a licensee if such employee does not solicit sales but is engaged in assisting the licensee in making deliveries.

Section 610.040 Permit — Non-Transferable.

[R.O. 2014 §610.040; Ord. No. 1594 §1, 8-22-2013]
No permit issued hereunder shall be assigned or transferred.

Section 610.050 Fee Not To Apply To Farmers.

[R.O. 2014 §610.050; Ord. No. 1594 §1, 8-22-2013]
The fee provided for in Section 610.030 shall not apply to any farmer, or producers, for the sale of produce raised by him, her or them, when sold from his, her or their wagon, cart or vehicle, or by any person or persons in the employ of such farmer or producer.

Section 610.060 Application for License. [1]

[R.O. 2014 §610.060; Ord. No. 1594 §1, 8-22-2013]
A. 
Applicants for a license under this Chapter shall file with the City Clerk a sworn application in writing on a form to be furnished by the City Clerk which shall give the following information:
1. 
Name (including alias names), date of birth, social security number and physical description of the applicant; this includes all persons employed by the applicant that will be doing peddling/soliciting and/or door-to-door sales.
2. 
Complete permanent home and local address of the applicant.
3. 
A brief description of the nature of the business and the goods to be sold.
4. 
If employed, the name and address of the employer, together with credentials from the employer establishing the exact relationship.
5. 
The length of time for which the right to do business is desired.
6. 
The source of supply of the goods or property to be sold or orders taken for the sale thereof, where such goods or products are located at the time the application is filed and the proposed method of delivery.
7. 
A current State-issued identification with photograph of the applicant which must be worn and visible at all times.
8. 
A statement from the Marshfield Police Department as to whether or not the applicant has any wants or warrants.
9. 
A statement that the applicant agrees to honor all no-peddler and no-soliciting signs; agrees to promptly leave any private premises upon the request of any occupant thereof; agrees that no peddling, soliciting, canvassing or order taking will be conducted after the hours of 8:00 P.M. or prior to 8:00 A.M., local time; and further agrees that any violation of this subsection will be grounds for immediate revocation of the license.
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State Law Reference — Application for license of peddler or itinerant vendor, Sections 150.400 RSMo. and 150.490 RSMo.

Section 610.070 Limitation on Reapplication.

[R.O. 2014 §610.070; Ord. No. 1594 §1, 8-22-2013]
No licensee whose license has been revoked under this section shall make further application for a license within one (1) year after the revocation.

Section 610.080 Use By Other Than Licensee.

[R.O. 2014 §610.080; Ord. No. 1594 §1, 8-22-2013]
No license required under this Chapter shall be used at any time by any person other than the one to whom it is issued.