City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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Editor's Note: For licensing provisions, see Ch. 332, Licenses and Business Regulations.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Art. 12 of the Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Auctioneers — See Ch. 141.

Flea markets — See Ch. 249.

Ice cream vending — See Ch. 262.

Ice dealers — See Ch. 304.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Mercantile businesses — See Ch. 343.

Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 491.

Taxicabs — See Ch. 520.

Transient merchants — See Ch. 537.

§ 280-1
Definitions. 

§ 280-2
Applicability. 

§ 280-3
Hours and days of operation. 

§ 280-4
Revocation for violations. 

§ 280-5
License to be carried and displayed. 

§ 280-6
Use of vehicles for display and sale. 

§ 280-7
Failure to comply. 

§ 280-8
Violations and penalties. 

§ 280-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

PEDDLER or HAWKER
Any person, firm, organization or corporation who sells tangible commodities from house to house, store to store or upon City streets or in any public place and who makes delivery at time of sale.
SOLICITOR or CANVASSER
Any person, firm, organization or corporation seeking to obtain orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise or services of any kind, character or description whatever, for any kind of consideration whatever; or seeking to obtain prospective customers for application or purchase of insurance of any type or character; or seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers and every other type or kind of publication; or seeking to obtain gifts, donations or contributions of money, clothing or other valuable things for support or benefit of any charitable nonprofit association, organization, corporation or project.

§ 280-2 Applicability.

No provision of this chapter shall be applicable to any person licensed as a food vendor, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 397, Peddlers and Vending Units, nor shall this chapter apply to any canvassing or soliciting of a wholly religious or political nature.

§ 280-3 Hours and days of operation.

No one licensed as a solicitor or canvasser shall engage in such activity within the City of Camden prior to 10:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. of any weekday or at any time on a Sunday or on a state or national holiday.

§ 280-4 Revocation for violations.

Any licensed peddler, hawker, solicitor or canvasser who shall be guilty of any fraud, cheating or misrepresentation, whether through himself or through an employer, or who shall barter, sell or peddle any goods or merchandise or wares other than those specified in his application for a license shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this chapter and shall be subject to the immediate revocation of license or registration in addition to the penalties provided in § 280-8 of this chapter.

§ 280-5 License to be carried and displayed.

Each licensee under this chapter shall carry the license while engaged in hawking or peddling, shall show the license to any member of the Police Division of the City of Camden and shall have his name and the number of his license painted or posted conspicuously on the wagon, cart or other vehicle operated under such license.

§ 280-6 Use of vehicles for display and sale.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 262, Food Vendors and Ch. 491, Streets and Sidewalks, § 491-42.

No person shall place or maintain any vehicle, showcase, cart, booth, stall, stand or other similar and movable structure or device for the purpose of displaying merchandise, food or food products for display or for sale, or for the purpose of making any sale therefrom, on or over any streets, highways or parks in the City or the sidewalks thereof.

§ 280-7 Failure to comply.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this chapter, without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this chapter.

§ 280-8 Violations and penalties.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]
A. 

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.

[Amended 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]

B. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this chapter.

C. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.

D. 

The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this chapter shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this chapter and Chapter 332.