Ordinances

ARTICLE 311

Peddlers and Solicitors

311.01 Peddling On Private Property Without Invitation Declared A Nuisance.
311.02 Exceptions.
311.99 Penalty.

CROSS REFERENCE

Power to license transient retail merchants - See 3rd Class §2620 (53 P.S.
§37620)
License fee for peddlers and solicitors - See BUS. REG. Art. 303 Unnecessary noise in crying wares - See GEN. OFF. Art. 717


311.01 PEDDLING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT
INVITATION DECLARED A NUISANCE.

Except as hereinafter provided in Section 311.02, the practice of going in and upon private residences in the City by solicitors, peddlers, hawkers, itinerant merchants or transient vendors of merchandise, without having been requested or invited to do so by the owners or occupants of such private residences, for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise and/or disposing of and/or peddling or hawking the same, is declared to be a nuisance and punishable as such. (Ord. 2758. Passed 1/6/81.)

311.02 EXCEPTIONS.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to:

(a) The sale or soliciting of orders for the sale of milk, dairy products, vegetables, poultry, eggs and other farm and garden produce so far as the sale of these commodities is now authorized by law.

(b) The sale or soliciting of orders for goods, wares and merchandise if the solicitation is conducted in the furtherance of religious or political beliefs, and provided:

(1) The donation or fee is consistent with the cost of
publishing or manufacture; and

(2) The merchandise, goods, wares, publication, pamphlet being offered is limited to religious and/or political materials. (Ord. 2758. Passed 1/6/81.)

311.99 PENALTY.

Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall be subject to the following penalties:

(a) First violation - A fine of $100.00, or thirty days imprisonment, or both;

(b) Second violation - A fine of $300.00, or sixty days imprisonment, or both;

(c) Third and each subsequent violation - A fine of $600.00, or ninety days imprisonment, or both;

(Ord. 1768 §1. Passed 11/13/62; Ord. 3242-Passed 2/7/89)