City of Lower Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lower Burrell 5-18-1977 by Ord. No. 4-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 215-1 License required; exceptions.

[Amended 7-13-1992 by Ord. No. 8-1992]
A. 
No person shall sell or offer for sale, order or exchange, or go from door to door soliciting the purchase of, or gift of any products, wares, merchandise or other articles of value or any money, or any services, in any place in, upon, along or through the streets, alleys or other public places within the City, unless he is the holder of a license which is in full force and effect and issued pursuant to provisions of this chapter. Such person shall at all times have the license with him while exercising such calling, and shall exhibit the license to any police officer, official or City resident upon demand.
B. 
This section shall not apply to:
[Amended 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]
(1) 
Farmers selling their own produce.
(2) 
The sale of goods, wares and merchandise donated by the owners thereof, the proceeds whereof are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose.
C. 
Any person who sells products he has grown from a fixed location must have written permission from the property owner.
[Amended 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]

§ 215-2 Trespassing in violation of posted signs.

[Amended 7-13-1992 by Ord. No. 8-1992]
No person, while engaged in any canvassing or solicitation, shall knock at the door or ring the bell of any home, apartment, apartment building or other dwelling unit in the City upon which is displayed at the entrance a notice which reads "No Trespassing," "No Solicitation," or which otherwise clearly purports to prohibit peddlers or solicitors on the premises, unless such peddler or solicitor is or has been invited onto the premises by the owner, licensee or occupant thereof.

§ 215-3 License application, investigation and fee.

[Amended 9-10-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990; 3-9-1992 by Ord. No. 3-1992; 7-13-1992 by Ord. No. 8-1992]
A. 
Any person required to have a license under § 215-1 and who desires to engage in the business of a peddler or solicitor shall make application in person for a license at the City Hall upon a form provided by the Mayor. The form may request, but is not limited to, the following information: name, address, telephone number, one type of identification which may include but is not limited to such forms of identification as a drivers' license.
B. 
Upon approval by the Mayor or his designee, the applicant shall pay a license fee in an amount as established from time to time by resolution of City Council.
[Amended 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]

§ 215-4 Hours and business restrictions.

[Amended 7-13-1992 by Ord. No. 8-1992]
A. 
No person, whether licensed or not, shall go on private premises for the purposes of noncommercial solicitation before the hour of 9:00 a.m. or after the hour 9:00 p.m. Eastern standard time or 9:00 p.m. Eastern daylight saving time; nor for the purpose of commercial solicitation before the hour of 9:00 a.m. or after the hour of 7:00 p.m.
B. 
No licensed peddler or solicitor shall engage in or transact any type of business or solicitation other than that specified on the license application.

§ 215-5 License suspension or revocation.

[Amended 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]
The Mayor or anyone acting on his behalf may suspend or revoke any peddler's or solicitor's license for violation of any City ordinance, false or incorrect information submitted on the license application or for any fraud or misrepresentation made in the solicitation or due to numerous residents filing complaints. Such person whose license is suspended above may not apply for a new license thereafter until one complete calendar year after such revocation or license suspension.

§ 215-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]
Whoever violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. The amount charged may be changed by resolution of Council.