Township of Cranberry, PA
Butler County
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§ 13-201 License Required.

[Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association to sell or offer for sale, any goods, commodity, or services in, upon or along any of the public streets, alleys, or public places of the Township of Cranberry, or by going from house to house for such purposes, without having first procured a license to do so. "Sell" and "offer for sale" shall be defined to include any interaction that primarily proposes a commercial transaction.

§ 13-202 Licensing Procedure; Operating Regulations.

[Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
1. 
It shall be the duty of any person, firm, corporation, or association engaging in any activity set out in § 13-201, within the limits of the Township of Cranberry, to make application to the Director of Public Safety of Cranberry Township for a license to do so. It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Safety to investigate the said application, with regard to accuracy of the information on the application and any record of unsafe, criminal or fraudulent conduct of the applicant.
2. 
The license referred to in this section shall issue upon filing of a completed application unless the Director of Public Safety informs the person, firm, corporation or association in writing and within 10 days of the date of application that the Director of Public Safety can show that the person, firm, corporation or association is seeking to engage in unsafe, illegal, fraudulent or criminal activity, or has made a material misrepresentation on the license application.
3. 
In order to preserve the right of Township residents to enjoy the peace and tranquility of their homes without unreasonable interruption or annoyance during times when door-to-door solicitations are most unwelcome, notwithstanding § 13-201, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association to sell or offer for sale any goods, commodity, or services, or to solicit funds or donations of any kind, in, upon, or along any of the public streets, alleys, or public places of the Township of Cranberry, or by going from house to house for such purposes between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. or all day on Sundays or other business holidays recognized as such holidays by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
[Amended by Ord. 2014-441, 3/6/2014]
4. 
No activity described in § 13-201 shall be done on any private property posted with no-solicitation signs, and any such violation will be considered a trespass subject to the criminal laws of the Commonwealth.
5. 
The license application referred to in § 13-201 shall require only information sufficient to allow the person, firm, corporation, or association engaging in activity described in § 13-201, to be contacted by a Cranberry Township citizen or by Cranberry Township. This information shall include the name, address, and phone number of the person, firm, corporation, or association engaging in activity described in § 13-201. The application shall also require a brief description of the goods, commodity, or service to be sold or offered for sale. If the applicant is a business enterprise of any kind, the application shall also include the official name of the business, any alternate names under which the enterprise conducts business, its state of incorporation, its tax identification number, and its registered address for accepting service of process.

§ 13-203 Fees; Exceptions.

[Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
The Board of Supervisors of Cranberry Township shall establish, by resolution, a schedule of fees for the obtaining of permits required under the provisions of this part. Such resolutions shall be duly recorded in the Resolution Book of the Township and such fee schedule shall be reproduced and made available upon request at the Township building. The resolution providing for the various fees shall be periodically reviewed and amended, when necessary, by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. The issuance of a permit shall be contingent upon the payment of the proper fee as established by the resolution and the fee schedule.

§ 13-204 Appeals.

[Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
If any person, firm, corporation, or association is denied a license pursuant to § 13-202, that denial shall, at the written request of the person, firm, corporation or association be reviewed by the Cranberry Township Board of Supervisors at their regularly-scheduled meeting occurring in the month following the date of the denial of the application. The license shall be deemed approved unless the Cranberry Township Board of Supervisors, by majority vote, finds that the person, firm, corporation, or association is seeking to engage in unsafe illegal, fraudulent, or criminal activity, or has made a material misrepresentation on the license application.

§ 13-205 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this part, upon conviction thereof in any action brought before a district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this part continues or each section of this part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.