Peddler, Hawker, Solicitor, and Transient Merchant Permits


  • Sec. 10-236. – Definitions.

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:

Hawker and peddler mean any person selling any goods or products from a vehicle or pack, going about from place to place, carrying the goods or products for the purpose of sale and delivery if the goods or products are edible, shall be a hawker; if the goods are nonedible, such person shall be a peddler; provided, however, that hawkers and peddlers requested and invited by the recipient of services are excluded from this definition.

Solicitor means any person selling services or goods by sample or taking orders for future delivery and accepting a deposit or advance payment, except persons taking orders to be filled by goods delivered to the purchaser from other states in the original package. As used in this article, the term “solicitor” does not include persons who solicit for bona fide nonprofit civic, patriotic, charitable or religious organizations strictly for charitable or related purposes.

Transient merchant means any person selling any merchandise, either as principal or agent, from a building or lot which he occupies as a tenant at will or under a lease for a shorter term than six months, or from a railroad car, a truck, or a vehicle.