Sec. 13-115.  Special standards for itinerant merchants, peddlers and solicitors.


(a)  An itinerant merchant, peddler and solicitor shall limit their hours of operation to only those hours between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.


(b)  No person, while engaged in the business of itinerant mer­chant, peddler or solicitor, shall enter uninvited into a private building, structure or room.


(c)  An itinerant merchant, peddler or solicitor shall perform the following requirements when soliciting door to door:


(1)       Within thirty (30) seconds after beginning the conversa­tion, the itinerant merchant, peddler or solicitor shall:


a.        Provide identification of both the person and whom the person represents;


b.        Explain the purpose of the person's call;


c.        Provide a description in commonly understood terms of the goods or services offered for sale; and


d.         Inquire whether the person being solicited is inter­ested in listening to a sales presentation and immedi­ately discontinue the solicitation if the person being solicited gives a negative response.


(2)       During the course of the solicitation, state the total cost of the goods or services offered for sale and the number, timing and amount of installment payments if payment on an installment basis is available to the person being solic­ited.


(3)        Carry on their person at all times while engaging in the activities defined in Section 13-111 of this article the permit issued to them as an itinerant merchant, peddler, or solicitor.


Source:  Ord. No. 3331, § 5, 7-16-85; Ord. No. 4422, § 1, 7-6-99;Ord. No. 5455, § 3, 2-21-17