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Article 2 - Peddlers and Solicitors

Article 2 – Peddlers and Solicitors

SECTION 5-201:  REGISTRATION; ISSUANCE OF PERMIT

SECTION 5-202:  EXCEPTIONS

SECTION 5-203:  HOURS

 

 

 

 

SECTION 5-201:  REGISTRATION; ISSUANCE OF PERMIT

    A. To prevent the sale of fraudulent, dangerous, and unhealthful goods and services and to protect the public by maintaining records of the products sold and the persons and companies responsible for such sales, all peddlers and solicitors shall register with the city clerk before doing business within the city.  Said registration shall contain all the necessary information and documents required by the City Council.

    B. It is hereby declared unlawful for any person to solicit upon the public streets or in any private residences alms, gifts, or contributions for private benefit unless the person so soliciting shall have first secured a permit from the city clerk authorizing him or her to conduct such operations.

    C. Any person or persons granted a peddlers’ and solicitors’ permit shall be subject to any fees, occupation taxes, and other rules and regulations which the City Council deems appropriate for the purposes stated herein, as well as any fees set by the council by resolution and kept on file in the office of the city clerk.

    D. Any permit so granted shall be subject to revocation for good and sufficient cause. It shall be unlawful for a solicitor, salesperson, or peddler to solicit without a proper permit on his or her person at all times.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §17-525)

SECTION 5-202:  EXCEPTIONS     

    Nothing herein shall be construed to apply to any person or persons selling produce raised within the county, to whole­sale salesmen soliciting merchants directly, or to a representa­tive of a non-profit or charity organization soliciting on behalf of that organization.

 

SECTION 5-203:  HOURS

 

    It shall be unlawful to make calls as a solicitor or peddler to prospective customers before 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. any day unless requested to do so by the prospective customer.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §17-134)