Borough of Baden, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Baden 10-21-1998 by Ord. No. 846.
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for the repeal of former Ch. 156, Soliciting and Canvassing, adopted 7-19-1989 by Ord. No. 782 and amended in its entirety 8-18-1993 by Ord. No. 812.
Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Hawking and peddling — See Ch. 108.

§ 156-1
Definitions. 

§ 156-2
Display of notice. 

§ 156-3
Prohibitions. 

§ 156-4
Violations and penalties. 

The following definitions are provided for construction and use for this chapter:

CANVASSING
To go from house to house, place to place or street to street, soliciting or taking, or attempting to take, orders from individuals for goods, wares or merchandise, including magazines, books, periodicals or personal property of any nature for future delivery, or for services to be performed at that time or in the future, regardless of whether such person collects in advance payments for such orders.
DISTRIBUTING
To go from house to house, place to place or street to street and distribute or cause to be distributed verbal or written information, whether in the form of a handbill, advertisement, circular, card, pamphlet or printed material of any kind, other than a regularly distributed newspaper, magazine or periodical.
PEDDLING
To go from house to house, place to place or street to street, conveying or transporting goods, wares or merchandise, offering or exposing the same for sale or making sales, delivering articles to purchasers.
SOLICITING
To seek or request money, donations of money or property or financial assistance of any kind, or to sell or distribute, or attempt to sell or distribute, literature, tokens or merchandise for which a fee is charged or requested from persons other than members of such organization, upon the streets, in office buildings, by house-to-house canvass or in public places, for charitable, religious, political or philanthropic purposes.

Residents of Baden Borough may, at their individual option, display upon their front door or upon another conspicuous and open space a notice, sign or sticker which declares "No Soliciting."

It shall be a violation of this chapter, as well as a violation of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, for any person, firm or corporation to enter upon the premises of a Baden Borough resident who displays a "No Soliciting" notice, sign or sticker and attempt to engage in activity herein defined as canvassing, distributing, peddling or soliciting.

Any person, firm or corporation found to have violated the provisions of the within chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imposition of a fine of $300 or by imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or both.