PERMIT REQUIRED. No person shall go in or upon any private
residence, apartment or premises in the County to solicit from the
occupants thereof or to canvass for orders for goods, wares,
merchandise or services of any character or description, or for the
purpose of offering to give or to furnish or giving or furnishing
any goods, wares, merchandise or services to any such occupants to
induce or invite such orders without a permit therefor from the
County Sheriff's Department. Every individual person, even though
representing a firm or corporation, who may be applicant hereunder
shall individually apply and hold the solicitor's permit as herein
EXCEPTIONS. This section shall not apply to:
acts of resident merchants, business persons, insurance agents or
their employees residing in the County in taking orders in the
houses of their customers for goods held by them in stock at the
established agencies. Nor the acts of such merchants, business
persons and employees in delivering such goods, merchandise or
insurance policies in the regular course of business.
Solicitations or sales made by residents of the County for
charitable, religious, civic or political purposes.
Farmers or truck gardeners residing in the State who vend, sell, or
dispose of, or offer to sell, vend or dispose of, the products of
the farm or garden occupied or cultivated by them.
engaged in commercial fishing.
sale required by statute, by ordinance or any municipal body of the
County or by order of any court.
fide auction sales conducted pursuant to law.
PERMIT APPLICATION. Any person desiring to secure a solicitor’s
permit shall apply therefor in person to the Sheriff’s Department
on forms provided by the County. Such application shall state:
name and address of the applicant.
name and address of the person, firm or corporation whom employed.
length of service of such applicant with such employee.
place of residence and nature of the employment of the applicant
during the last preceding year.
nature or character of the goods, wares, merchandise or services to
be offered by the applicant.
personal description of the applicant.
license numbers, make, year and color of all motor vehicles to be
operated within the County by such applicant.
application shall be accompanied by such credentials and other
evidence of the good moral character and identity of the applicant
as may be reasonably required by the Sheriff’s Department.
Before receiving a solicitor’s permit under this section, the
applicant shall in writing appoint the County Clerk his/her attorney
to accept service of process in any action commenced against the
applicant arising out of the transaction of business within the
ISSUANCE. If the County Sheriff’s Department determines after
reasonable investigation that the applicant is of good moral
character and propose to engage in a lawful and legitimate
commercial or professional enterprise, the Sheriff may then issue
PERMIT FEE. The application fee for the solicitor’s permit shall be
REGULATIONS TO BE POSTED. County Roads and State Highways at the
boundaries of surrounding counties may be posted at the County line
stating that solicitor’s permits are required within the County.
Such signs shall be placed and be of such a design and lettering as
designated by the Highway Committee.