Division 2. Identification Card And License

§ 14-151. Required.
Latest version.

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of solicitor or peddler within the corporate limits of the city without first obtaining an identification card and license as provided in this division.

(Code 1962, § 16-2)

§ 14-152. Application.
Latest version.

Applicants for identification cards and licenses required by this division must file with the city clerk a sworn written application in duplicate on forms to be furnished by the city clerk, which shall give the following information:

(1) Name and description of the applicant;

(2) Permanent home address and full local address of the applicant;

(3) A brief description of the nature of the business and the goods to be sold. Peddlers only: Where goods to be sold are products of farm or orchard, peddlers must state whether such goods are self-produced or grown, and if so how many acres in production and where acreage is located;

(4) If employed, the name and address of the employer, together with credentials establishing the exact relationship;

(5) The length of time for which the right to do business is desired;

(6) For peddlers only: If a vehicle is to be used, a description of the vehicle, together with the license number or other means of identification;

(7) For solicitors only: The place goods or property proposed to be sold by order for future delivery are manufactured or produced, where such goods or products are located at the time the application is filed and the proposed method of delivery;

(8) A photograph (in the case of peddlers, two (2) photographs) of the applicant, taken within sixty (60) days immediately prior to the date of filing for the application, which picture shall not be larger than two (2) by two (2) inches and not smaller than one (1) by one (1) inch, showing the head and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and distinguishing manner;

(9) The fingerprints of the applicant and the names of at least two (2) reliable property owners of the county who will certify as to the applicant's good character and business respectability, or in lieu of the names of references, such other available evidence as to good character and business responsibility of the applicant as will enable an investigator to evaluate properly such character and business responsibility;

(10) A statement as to whether or not the applicant has been convicted of any crime, misdemeanor, or violation of any municipal ordinance, the nature of the offense and the punishment or penalty assessed therefor; and

(11) A statement of reputable physician of the city, dated not more than ten (10) days prior to submission of the application, certifying the applicant to be free of contagious, infectious or communicable disease. Such a statement shall be submitted also upon the renewal of any license issued pursuant to this article.

(Code 1962, § 16-3)

§ 14-153. Fee.
Latest version.

At the time of filing an application for the identification card and license required by this division, a fee of two dollars ($2.00) shall be paid to the city clerk to cover the cost of investigation of the facts stated in the application.

(Code 1962, § 16-3)

§ 14-154. Investigation of character.
Latest version.

Upon receipt of an application for the identification card and license required by this division, the original shall be referred to the chief of police who shall cause such investigation of the applicant's business and moral character to be made as he deems necessary for the protection of the public good.

(Code 1962, § 16-4)

§ 14-155. Disapproval.
Latest version.

If as a result of the investigation provided for in section 14-154, the applicant's character or business responsibility is found to be unsatisfactory, the chief of police shall endorse on such application his disapproval and his reasons for the same, and return the application to the city clerk, who shall notify the applicant that his application is disapproved and that no license will be issued.

(Code 1962, § 16-10)

§ 14-156. Issuance.
Latest version.

If as a result of an investigation the character and business responsibility of an applicant for the identification card and license required by this division are found to be satisfactory, the chief of police shall endorse on the application his approval, execute an identification card and return the identification card along with the application to the city clerk. Upon receipt of the prescribed license fee, the city clerk shall deliver to the applicant his identification card and issue a license.

(Code 1962, § 16-5)

§ 14-157. Contents of identification card; clerk's record of licenses.
Latest version.

The identification card required by this division shall contain the signatures of the applicant and shall show the name, address, a photograph, a general description and the fingerprint of the right index finger of the applicant. The clerk shall keep a permanent record of all peddlers' or solicitors' licenses issued.

(Code 1962, § 16-6)

§ 14-158. Expiration.
Latest version.

(a) Annual licenses and identification cards issued pursuant to this division shall expire on the 31st day of September of the year in which issued. Licenses and identification cards issued for shorter periods shall expire on the date specified in the license.

(b) Upon license renewal, the chief of police may approve continued use of the previously issued identification card.

(Code 1962, § 16-8)

§ 14-159. Revocation.
Latest version.

(a) Grounds. Identification cards and licenses issued pursuant to this division may be revoked by a board consisting of the city manager, the chief of police and the city clerk, after notice and hearing, for any of the following causes:

(1) Fraud, misrepresentation, or false statement contained in the application for license;

(2) Fraud, misrepresentation, or false statement made in the course of carrying on his business as solicitor or peddler;

(3) Any violation of this article;

(4) Conviction of any crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

(5) Conducting the business of soliciting or peddling in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or to constitute a menace to the health, safety, or general welfare of the public.

(b) Notice of hearing. Notice of the hearing for revocation of a license or identification card issued pursuant to this division shall be given in writing, setting forth specifically the grounds of complaint and the time and place of hearing. Such notice shall be mailed postage prepaid, to the licensee at his last known address at least five (5) days prior to the date for hearing.

(Code 1962, §§ 16-16, 16-17)

§ 14-160. Appeal to city commission.
Latest version.

(a) Any solicitor or peddler aggrieved by the action of the chief of police or the city clerk in denial of an application, identification card or license, or in the decision with reference to the revocation of the identification card or license, shall have the right of appeal to the city commission.

(b) Such appeal shall be taken by filing with the city commission within fourteen (14) days after notice of the action complained of has been mailed to such person's last known address, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for appeal.

(c) The city commission shall set a time and place for a hearing on such appeal, and notice of such hearing shall be given to the appellant in the same manner as provided in subsection 14-159(b) for notice of hearing on revocation. The decision and order of the city commission on such appeal shall be final and conclusive.

(Code 1962, §§ 16-18—16-20)

§ 14-161. through 14-169 Reserved.
Effective on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

(Ord. No. 2016-22, § 1, 12-20-16)