[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Manor Township 9-8-1970 by Ord. No. 3-70 (Ch. 13, Part 1, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Following the effective date of this chapter, every person desiring to engage in door-to-door soliciting or peddling in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, shall first make application to the Manor Township Police Department for a license.
[Amended 3-7-1994 by Ord. No. 4-94]
Said application shall be made upon a form provided by the Manor Township Police Department and shall contain the following information:
Full name of the applicant and local address, if any.
Permanent address of the applicant.
Name of the applicant's employer or a statement that the applicant is self-employed.
The nature of the goods, wares, services or merchandise offered for sale.
A statement as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of any crime, and if the answer is in the affirmative, the nature of the offense or offenses and the punishment or punishments imposed therefor.
The type of vehicle to be used, if any.
Upon request of the Manor Township Police Department, the applicant shall also submit to fingerprints and furnish a photograph.
Before issuing a solicitor's or peddler's license, an investigation shall be required to obtain sufficient proof that the applicant has a good business and/or moral character and to confirm the accuracy of representations made in each application. Any such investigation will be concluded within 10 days from the date of application. If, as a result of such investigation, the applicant's business and/or moral character is found to be unsatisfactory, or any representation is found to be false or misleading, the Chief of Police, or his duly authorized agent, shall notify the applicant that such application has been disapproved and that no license will be issued. Such notification shall be in writing and shall be issued within three days after the waiting period has expired.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all persons desiring to engage in soliciting or peddling in Manor Township, including any helpers or employees of any applicant, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 321-3 of this chapter, any charitable, religious or civic organization desiring to sell merchandise where the proceeds from such sales are to be applied to the charitable, religious, philanthropic or civic purposes of the organization, may obtain a single license for the organization only and each worker, helper, or employee need not be licensed.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any insurance companies, or their agents, or insurance brokers, authorized to transact business under the insurance laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons selling or delivering dairy products or bakery products on a route and on a regular basis; provided, however, that the motor vehicles used in such delivery shall have the name of the dairy or bakery or, where there is no trade name, the owner of the dairy or bakery business printed on the vehicle with letters not less than two inches in height, nor shall the provisions of this chapter apply to persons selling fresh fruit or vegetables.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply equally to residents of Manor Township and to nonresidents of Manor Township.
The license required by this chapter shall be valid only during the calendar year in which it was issued. Thereafter, any person desiring to engage in soliciting or peddling within Manor Township shall again be required to make application for a license pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 2-19-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85]
The fee for the license required by this chapter shall be as established by resolution.
[Amended 2-19-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85; 9-6-1988 by Ord. No. 5-88]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.