[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Newington 7-10-2018 by Ord. No. 1719-03. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bazaars and raffles — See Ch. 161.
Tag, yard and garage sales — See Ch. 383.
Tobacco sales — See Ch. 395.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 311, Peddling and Soliciting, adopted 1-8-1947.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- CHIEF OF POLICE
- The Chief of Police of the Town of Newington or his designee.
- Any person who travels from house to house selling or bartering any goods, wares, or merchandise whether on foot or from a motor vehicle.
- Any individual, whether principal or agent, unless specifically exempted by statute from the provisions of this chapter.
- Any person traveling by foot or vehicle from house to house taking or attempting to take orders for the sale of goods, wares, or merchandise for immediate or future delivery, or for services to be performed immediately or in the future whether or not such soliciting employs samples and whether or not deposits or advance payments are collected.
- Any person who engages in temporary or transient business in the Town, either in one or more locations, selling goods, wares, merchandise or foodstuffs.
Persons are prohibited from traveling house to house engaging in the business of peddler, vendor or solicitor within the corporate limits of the Town except between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 30 minutes before sundown.
Persons are prohibited from engaging in the business of peddler, vendor or solicitor within the corporate limits of the Town without first obtaining a license as prescribed by the Chief of Police, which license may contain such conditions as the Chief of Police may deem appropriate and shall be revocable at his discretion, upon notice.
Charitable, philanthropic, religious and civic organizations shall be exempt from the provisions of this section, provided that any such organization shall register with the Chief of Police, on a form provided by the Police Department, prior to engaging in any vendor, solicitor or peddler activity.
The registration fee shall be as listed in § 225-1 of this Code for any organization and may be waived for good cause. No fee shall be required from any veteran who qualifies under C.G.S. § 21-37, nor from anyone when otherwise prohibited by law.
A copy of such registration shall be provided to each registrant and shall be conspicuously carried by any person while engaging in any vendor, solicitor or peddler activity on behalf of any such organization and in addition to its being displayed, upon request, must be produced for identification.
Unless sooner revoked, such license shall expire on the last day of December succeeding the date of issue thereof. If the applicant is deserving of charity, the Chief of Police may waive the license fee.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to keep records of all licenses granted under the provisions of this chapter, giving the number and date of each license, the name, age and residence of the person licensed, the amount of the license fee paid and the date of revocation of all licenses as herein provided. Each license shall be specific to one person, and no general, company or organizational licenses shall be permitted.
Any person who shall engage in any business subject to this chapter without complying with the provisions hereof shall be fined not more than $100 for each offense.