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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of El Paso 1978 by Ord. No. 507 (Ch. 5.24 of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Advertising — See Ch. 105.
It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the business of peddler in the City without first obtaining a license as provided in this chapter.
[Amended 1979 by Ord. No. 533]
Any person desiring to secure such a license under this chapter shall apply therefor in writing to the Clerk on forms provided by the City, and such application shall state the following:
The name and address of the applicant;
The name and address of the person, firm or corporation by whom employed;
The permanent address of such applicant;
The nature or character of the publications, goods, wares, merchandise or services to be offered by the applicant; and
A personal description of the applicant.
Such license shall be carried at all times by the applicant to whom issued when peddling in the City, and shall be exhibited by any such applicant whenever he or she is requested to do so by a police officer or any person approached.
[Amended 1982 by Ord. No. 567; 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The fee for a peddler's license shall be set forth in the fee schedule.
It is unlawful for any person, firm or agent of any corporation to go upon any private residence, apartment or premises in the City for the purpose of selling goods, wares and merchandise without first having obtained the consent of the occupants thereof, nor in any instance where such occupant has forbidden such peddling by causing to be placed in a conspicuous position near the entrance thereof a sign bearing the words "No Trespassing" or "No Peddlers" or any similar notice indicating in any manner that the occupant of the premises does not desire to be molested or approached for the purpose of buying any material offered by the peddler.
Without excluding other just grounds for revocation, the Council or official so empowered by law may revoke any license obtained under an application containing a false or fraudulent statement, or for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance of the City, or any state or federal statutes, or for selling or offering to sell any publication, goods, wares, merchandise or services other than those specified in his application for license.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the general penalty provisions of Chapter 1, Article IV, of this Code and, in addition, shall be subject to the revocation of the license under which such person, firm or corporation is operating.
[Added 3-17-2008 by Ord. No. 878; amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The following persons and/or sales or solicitations shall be exempt from the requirements of a peddler's license and shall be exempt from the regulations regarding peddling as set forth above:
Deliverers of newspapers, fuel, dairy products, etc. to regular customers on established routes;
Any person acting in his or her capacity as a member of a nonprofit civic, charitable, fraternal, religious or youth organization or organizations sponsored by elementary and/or secondary schools. These persons or groups which are exempted shall include, but not be limited to, Little League, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, 4-H, FFA, athletic booster clubs, school clubs and similarly situated nonprofit organizations;
Any person who sells any farm produce or edibles raised, caught, produced or manufactured by such person in any place in this state;
Persons who, after having been specifically requested by another to do so, call upon that other person for the purpose of displaying for possible purchase goods, literature or giving information about any article, thing, product or service;
Garage and yard sales;
Concessions at sporting events, concerts and performances which are conducted by the person or organization producing the event;
Trade shows when listed on the sponsor's license application; and
Political solicitations.