17-001.00 Definition

    The word "peddler" as used in this Chapter shall mean any individual, whether a resident of this Parish or not, traveling by foot, wagon, automobile, motor truck or any other type of conveyance, from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street, for the sale of, as well as the selling, offering for sale or taking or attempting to take orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, personal property of any nature whatsoever for future delivery, or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether or not such individual has, carries or exposes for sale a sample of the subject of such sale or not or whether he is collecting advance payments on such sales or not; provided that such definition shall include any person who, for himself, or for another person, hires, leases, uses or occupies any building, structure, tent, railroad boxcar, boat, hotel room, lodging house, apartment, shop or any other place within this Parish for the sole purpose of exhibiting samples and taking orders for future delivery, or soliciting funds or promoting political and/or religious ideologies. (Amended by Ord. No. 90-1224; adopted 01/18/90)


17-002.00 Exceptions To Chapter

    The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to the following:

    A.    Sales made to dealers or permanent merchants by commercial travelers selling in the usual course of business;

    B.    Sheriffs, constables, bona fide assignees, receivers or trustees in bankruptcy or other public officers selling goods, wares and merchandise according to law;

    C.    Bona fide residents of the state selling fruits, vegetables, dressed meats, fowl or farm products which were produced on land within the state, owned or controlled by such vendor;

    D.    Non-profit organizations as defined by Chapter 2, Louisiana Revised Statute 12, shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter upon obtaining a fee free Parish permit by producing a copy of their certificate of incorporation as described by Louisiana Revised Statute 12:205 and signing the appropriate Parish form attesting to their non- profit nature and having said form duly notarized by a licensed] notary. Said Parish permits or a copy thereof must be carried on the person(s) at all times while engaged in any activity regulated by this Chapter and must be produced on demand when so requested by an official or citizen of the Parish. St. Tammany fee free permits issued under the provisions of this Section shall be valid only from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the area of the Parish zoned residential and shall not be valid for solicitors upon any property posted with "No Soliciting" signs. (Amended by Ord. No. 90-1224; adopted 01/18/90)


17-003.00 Entrance To Premises Restricted

    It shall be unlawful for any peddler to enter upon any private premises when such premises are posted with a sign stating "No Peddlers Allowed" or "No Solicitations Allowed" or other words to such effect.


17-004.00 Refusing To Leave

    Any peddler who enters upon premises owned, leased or rented by another and refuses to leave such premises after having been notified by the owner or occupant of such premises, or his agent, to leave the same and not return to such premises, shall be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor.


17-005.00 Misrepresentation

    It shall be unlawful for any peddler to make false or fraudulent statements concerning the quality of his goods, wares, merchandise or services for the purpose of inducing another to purchase the same.


17-006.00 Hours Of Operation

    It shall be unlawful for any peddler to engage in the business of peddling within the Parish between the hours of one-half hour before sunset and 9:00 A.M. the following morning, or at any time on Sundays, except by specific appointment with or invitation from the prospective customer.

SECS. 17-007.00 - 17-017.00 Reserved.