CH6 6 .3 - Transient Merchants

  1. The Town may tax, license, and regulate transient merchants and charge a fee for the transaction of business in the Town and provide for the punishment of violators.
  2. Any transient merchant desiring to engage in, or transacting business in the Town shall file his or her application for a license with the Clerk-Treasurer. The application shall state his or her name, proposed place of business, the kind of business proposed to be conducted and the length of time for which he or she desires to do business, and such other information deemed necessary by the Clerk-Treasurer.  The transient merchant shall pay to the Clerk-Treasurer a license fee of Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($7.50) per day for the first ten (10) days, or any part thereof for which application is made, and Three Dollars ($3.00) per day for each day thereafter.  Upon payment of the license fee the transient merchant shall be issued a license to do business at the place described in the application, in the kind of business described therein, for the length of time for which the payment was made to the Clerk-Treasurer.  No license shall be good for more than one (1) person, unless such persons are copartners, nor for more than one (1) place of business.
  3. No transient merchant shall conduct business or attempt to conduct business on any property where a notice reading "no solicitors" or words to that effect is posted.
  4. No transient merchant shall conduct business except during daylight hours.
  5. Any person, either as principal or agent, who engages in any business as a transient merchant without first having obtained a license or who conducts any sale, or sells or exposes for sale, any goods, ware and merchandise contrary to the provision of this section, or advertises, represents or holds forth any sale of goods, wares or merchandise to be conducted contrary to the provisions of this section, shall be fined an amount not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) and not less than Three Dollars ($3.00).

Further Information

'82 Code, Ord. No. 9-1982
Indiana Code AC 25-37-1 
Date Passed: 12/22/1982
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