Borough of Sharon Hill, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill 12-28-1972 by Ord. No. 1019 (Ch. 87 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 216.
Noise — See Ch. 225.
Dealers in used precious metals and stones — See Ch. 342.

§ 256-1 Definitions.

A. 
Terms defined. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PEDDLER
A person engaged in peddling.
PEDDLING
Engaging in selling, canvassing, taking of orders, by sample or otherwise, the solicitation of goods, foods, wares, merchandise, including animal, bird, reptile, insect, fish or other species, contributions, gifts or pledges of money, services or any other thing of value, by visitation to private premises without the prior direct invitation of the residents thereof or on the public highways or streets.
[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343]
PERSON
A natural person, association, partnership, firm, corporation or any group of persons formed for a temporary purpose.
[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343]
B. 
Word usage. The singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and neuter.

§ 256-2 Identity card required.

[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343]
No person shall engage in peddling or use the public ways thereof without first having received from the Sharon Hill Police Department a peddling license, to be displayed by the peddler and produced on request by any police officer or any resident, owner, tenant or landlord of any premises visited by a peddler.

§ 256-3 Application for identity card; issuance.

[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343]
A. 
Every peddler shall apply to the Sharon Hill Police Department for a peddling license, and the Police Department shall issue the same upon payment of a licensing fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
[Amended 5-24-2012 by Ord. No. 1359]
B. 
The application for a peddling license shall disclose the following: the person's name, address, telephone number and description; the name, address and telephone number of the person's employer; a description of the goods or services to be peddled; the duration and time(s) for the peddling of such goods; whether the person has any state or federal criminal record and, if so, the identification of all prior convictions and the date(s) thereof; the make, model, color, state of registration and license plate number of any vehicles to be used and/or employed in the peddling; and, if required by the Chief of Police, fingerprints and copies of a full-face photograph of the peddler. Upon the expiration of the identity card peddling license, the same may be extended or reissued as often as may be necessary.
C. 
Peddling licenses issued under this chapter are not transferable or assignable to any other person, and any attempted transfer or assignment of the same shall render the license invalid.

§ 256-4 License required; application.

[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343]
The following persons at the time of application for a peddler's license shall supply to the Sharon Hill Police Department copies of all valid licenses, permits or certifications which may be required by county, state or federal law:
A. 
Persons selling goods, wares or merchandise donated by the owners thereof, the proceeds of which are to be applied to any charitable or philanthropic purpose.
B. 
Real estate, insurance or securities brokers or employees thereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 87-5, License required before peddler uses streets; fee, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343.

§ 256-5 Exhibition of license required.

[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343]
Every person issued a peddling license shall carry and display the same on his or her person or in the front windshield of any vehicle being used and/or employed in peddling at all times while peddling and shall produce and display the same upon the request of any police officer or citizen of the Borough.

§ 256-6 Lost or expired licenses.

[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343; 5-24-2012 by Ord. No. 1359]
A lost license may be reissued for the balance of the period of the lost license upon the payment of a fee as set from time to time by the Borough Council. Upon its expiration or earlier termination, a peddling license shall be returned to the Sharon Hill Police Department and be canceled and destroyed by the Police Department. Any license defaced or altered shall be invalid thereupon and shall not be reissued. For the purpose hereof, a stolen, misappropriated, transferred or assigned peddling license shall be deemed to be defaced or altered.

§ 256-7 Prohibited acts.

[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343]
It shall be unlawful for a licensed peddler:
A. 
To enter any residence or place of business uninvited or to remain thereabout after being requested to leave by a police officer or by an owner, landlord, resident or tenant thereof.
B. 
To fail to possess a peddling license and/or to exhibit the same upon demand.
C. 
To represent or imply that the peddling license is an endorsement by the Borough of the peddler or of the goods or services being peddled.
D. 
To peddle on any legal holiday (or any day observed as such) at any time.
E. 
To peddle on any day other than a legal holiday before 9:00 a.m. or after sunset.
F. 
To peddle goods or services other than those licensed.
G. 
To peddle by hawking, crying or displaying goods or services upon any public ways or to use any device to advertise his presence or his goods or services.

§ 256-8 Maintenance of register of identity cards and licenses.

[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 1343]
The Sharon Hill Police Department Borough Secretary shall maintain a register of the peddling licenses issued hereunder and keep the same available for inspection by the public at any time.

§ 256-9 Suspension or revocation of licenses.

Any license may be suspended or revoked by the Chief of Police for any violation of this chapter, including any false statement on a license application, and shall not be reinstated except by the Borough Council at any regular or special meeting.

§ 256-10 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-14-1988 by Ord. No. 1180]
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter before any Magisterial District Judge shall be sentenced to pay a maximum fine as provided from time to time by state statute, together with costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.