Division 1. Generally  

§ 14-131. Definitions.
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The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Peddler means any person, whether a resident of the city or not, traveling by foot, wagon, automotive vehicle, or any other type of conveyance from place to place, from house to house or from street to street, carrying, conveying or transporting goods, wares, magazines, books, periodicals of all types, photographs, household appliances, merchandise of any kind, meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, garden truck, farm products or provisions, offering and exposing the same for sale, or making sales and delivering articles to purchasers, or who without traveling from place to place, shall sell or offer the same for sale from a wagon, automotive vehicle, railroad car, or other vehicle or conveyance. Anyone who solicits orders and, as a separate transaction, makes deliveries to purchasers as a part of a scheme or design to evade the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a peddler. The word "peddler" shall include the words "hawker" and "huckster."

Solicitor means any individual, whether resident of the city or not, traveling either by foot, wagon, automobile, motor truck or any other type of conveyance, from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street, taking or attempting to take orders for sale of goods, wares, magazines, books, periodicals of all types, photographs, household appliances, and other merchandise, personal property of any nature whatsoever for future delivery, or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether or not such individuals have, carry or expose for sale a sample of subject of such sale. Such definition shall include any person who for himself, or for another person, hires, eases, uses or occupies any building, structure, tent, railroad boxcar, boat, hotel room, lodging house, apartment, shop, or any other place within the city for the sole purpose of exhibiting samples and taking orders for future delivery. The tern "solicitor" shall include the term "canvasser."

(Code 1962, § 16-1)

§ 14-132. Local business tax; exemption.
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The local business tax as set forth in section 19-130 shall be paid to the city before any peddler or solicitor is allowed to do any peddling or soliciting in the city. No tax shall be required of one selling products of the farm or orchard actually produced by the seller.

(Code 1962, § 16-11; Ord. No. 2006-47, § 3, 12-5-06)

§ 14-133. Exhibition of identification card and license.
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Solicitors and peddlers are required to exhibit their licenses and identification cards at the request of any citizen.

(Code 1962, § 16-7)

§ 14-134. Permitted hours of operation.
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No peddler or solicitor shall apply his trade except during daylight hours and it shall be unlawful to solicit at any time other than during daylight hours.

(Code 1962, § 16-14)

§ 14-135. Soliciting on Sundays.
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It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit any order for the sale of any goods, wares, merchandise, periodicals or publications, or to sell or offer for sale any goods, wares or merchandise, with the exception of milk and ice, from house to house, between the hours of 12:00 midnight on Saturday until 12:00 midnight on Sunday.

(Code 1962, § 16-15)

§ 14-136. Unauthorized use of identification card.
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No identification card issued pursuant to this article shall be used at any time by any person other than the one to whom it was issued.

(Code 1962, § 16-9)

§ 14-137. Duties of police officer.
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It shall be the duty of any police officer of the city to:

(1) Require any person seen soliciting or peddling and who is not known by such officer to be duly licensed, to produce his license;

(2) Enforce the provisions of this article against any person found to be violating this article.

(Code 1962, § 16-12)

§ 14-138. Clerk's record of violations.
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The chief of police shall report to the city clerk all convictions for violations of this article and the city clerk shall maintain a record for each license issued and record the reports of violations in the record.

(Code 1962, § 16-13)