Cross References — Signs and advertising, ch. 415; streets, sidewalks and other public places, ch. 510; zoning, ch. 400.
State Law References — Power to license and regulate, §94.270, RSMo.; itinerant vendors, §150.380, RSMo.; peddlers, §§150.470 et seq., RSMo.
Article I Solicitation Regulations
Article II Peddler's and Itinerant Vendors
[CC 2009 §12-136; Ord. No. 504 §2, 5-10-1983]
The following words, terms and phases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- COLLECTION or COLLECTING
- The seeking or requesting of money or any other item of value, whether or not in exchange for any item of value.
- Any request or solicitation of another person to sign, join or listen to any material, whether or not any item of value is offered, sold or given, and shall include the gratuitous handling out or distributing of any item or material.
- The seeking or requesting of money or any other item of value for business, charitable, political, personal or other gain or purpose, whether or not in consideration for anything else of value.
[CC 2009 §12-137; Ord. No. 504 §1, 5-10-1983]
It is the belief of the Board of Aldermen that the streets, roads and public thoroughfares of the City and the laws and ordinances enacted and applicable thereto are for the purpose of enabling and allowing traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, to move in, about and through the City as safely and expeditiously as possible. Persons standing at or near the streets or intersections, attempting to draw the attention of motorists or other persons, create possible traffic hazards and dangers to themselves as well as motorists and property.
[CC 2009 §12-138; Ord. No. 504 §3, 5-10-1983]
It shall be unlawful for any person to collect, solicit or petition on any street, road or public right-of-way in the City.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be punishable in accordance with Section 100.220 of this Code.
[CC 2009 §12-139; Ord. No. 139, 6-12-1962]
A license tax of five dollars ($5.00) per day is hereby levied upon all persons operating within the City as peddlers or itinerant vendors of merchandise of whatsoever kind or nature.
For the purpose of this Section, the term "peddler" shall include all persons who shall deal in the selling of patents, patent rights, patent medicines, goods, wares, merchandise, groceries, with the exception of agricultural or horticultural products, including milk, butter, eggs and cheese, by going about from place to place, either by foot or by other means of transportation, to sell the same.
No person shall operate as a peddler without a license. No two (2) persons shall operate under the same license, either as partners, agents or otherwise. No peddler shall sell wines or spirituous liquors.
[CC 2009 §12-140; Ord. No. 139, 6-12-1962]
A license may be obtained to operate as peddlers by application to the City Clerk. Any sales or attempted sales by persons operating as peddlers without a license shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable as set out in Section 100.220 of this Code.
Every application for issuance of license and every license issued shall state the manner in which the peddling is to be carried on, whether on foot, by cart or carriage or by motor vehicle.