[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Breckenridge 10-2-1972 by Ord. No. 378. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as provided, no person shall go in or upon any private residence in the City of Breckenridge, Minnesota, for the purpose of selling, peddling or hawking a service or soliciting money or orders for merchandise, goods, wares or foods of any kind without first applying for and being issued a permit from the Police Department. The permit will be shown to each prospective residence customer before any sale or presentation is attempted.
Breckenridge residents and organizations who have been established in the city for three or more months are not required to obtain a permit. Breckenridge residents must, however, carry and display before attempting a sale some form of identification showing that they are local residents, i.e. identification from school, church, scout troop, paper boy, etc.
Permits shall not be issued on or be valid on Sunday. In no case shall any permit be valid for more than one year from the date of issue.
A filing fee for the application in the amount as provided in Chapter 86, Fees, shall be required of all persons not otherwise exempted and cash as provided in Chapter 86, Fees, is required of each nonresident person issued a permit. Such deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Breckenridge if said permit is revoked by the police as provided for in § 132-7. The deposit will be returned when the permit is returned to the Police Department.
Any application for a permit that is denied by the police may be appealed to the City Council at the next regular meeting.
Permits may be issued by the police after the following information is obtained and an inquiry is made on each applicant:
At least two forms of identification shall be required, one of which should be a driver's license.
The form of the application and permit shall be required by the Chief of Police. A permit may not be issued within four hours of the application.
Permits shall state that "the Police Department and the City of Breckenridge do not endorse or guarantee any product or personal views presented and do not endorse the salesperson." The permit shall only ensure that the bearer has filed an application with the police and will be valid for the time specified on the permit.
No person or firm shall sell, display or solicit money or orders for food, goods, wares and merchandise on any street, alley, sidewalk or boulevard in the City of Breckenridge, except that established businesses for special promotional purposes may do so after notification to the public.
No person or firm shall temporarily sell, display or solicit money or orders for foods, goods, wares and merchandise on private property without the owners or managers written permission. Such permission shall include the effective dates and time of the permitted operation. Such permission must be in the immediate possession of the person at all times and available for police inspection.
No person shall, in the course of hawking, peddling or soliciting commit any act which will annoy, disturb or inconvenience people in their home or which may tend or be likely to do so. Each such act will be grounds for immediate revocation of permit by the Police Department.
No person shall go in or upon any private residence in the City of Breckenridge for the purpose of soliciting contributions for any local charitable, educational, religious, patriotic, civic, fraternal or commercial or other groups of this nature, cause or purpose without first notifying the public of the dates and time of such activities. Persons other than local residents must obtain a permit as provided herein.