It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in business as a peddler within this Parish
without first obtaining a permit to do so.
Applicants for a permit under this Article shall file with the Secretary of the Police Jury a
sworn application in writing, in duplicate, on a form to be furnished by the said Secretary,
which shall give the following information:
A. The name and a description of the applicant;
B. The permanent home address and full local address of the applicant;
C. A brief description of the nature of the business and the goods to be sold;
D. If employed, the name and address of the employer, together with credentials establishing the exact relationship;
E. The length of time for which the right to do business is desired;
F. The place where the goods or property proposed to be sold, or orders taken for the sale thereof, are manufactured or produced, where such goods or products are located at the time the application is filed and the proposed method of delivery.
No permit shall be issued under the provisions of this Article unless the applicant shall
have first obtained both the State and Parish Occupational License required for the activity
such applicant wishes to engage in.
CROSS REFERENCE: See Chapter 12, Article II, Sections 12-016.10 through 12-016.38, specifically Section 12-016.32.5(C),
subsections (1) through (4), entitled "Peddlers and Itinerant Vendors".
At the time of filing his application for a permit required by this Article, the applicant shall
present his driver's license, if he has one, to the Secretary of the Police Jury.
At the time of filing the application, each applicant shall pay the following:
A. The Louisiana State Police (cashier's check
or money order only)
B. The St. Tammany Parish Police Jury
C. Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish
to cover the cost of issuance thereof. (Ord. No. 85-510, adopted 10/17/85)
It shall be unlawful for any person to give any false or misleading information in connection
with his application for a permit required by this Article.
At the time of making application for a permit required by this Article, the applicant shall submit to fingerprinting by the Sheriff.
A. Every applicant, not a resident of the Parish, or who is a resident of the Parish and
represents a firm whose principal place of business is located outside the state, shall file with
the Secretary of the Police Jury a Surety Bond running to the Parish in the amount of TWO
THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000.00), with Surety acceptable to and approved by the President
of the Police Jury, conditioned that the applicant shall comply fully with all the applicable
provisions of this Code, the Ordinances of the Parish and State Law regulating and concerning
the business of peddling and guaranteeing to any citizen of the Parish that all money paid as a
down payment will be accounted for and applied according to the representations of the
peddler, and further guaranteeing to any citizen of the Parish doing business with such
peddler that the property purchased will be delivered according to the representations of such
peddler. Action on such bond may be brought in the name of the Parish to the use or benefit
of the aggrieved person.
B. If the applicant is an agent, employee, canvasser or solicitor of a corporation authorized
to do business in this State or registered under the Fictitious Name Act of the State, such
corporation or fictitious name business may furnish one bond in the amount of TWO
THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000.00) for any and all of its agents, employees, canvassers or
Before any permit shall issue under this Article, there shall also be filed with the Secretary
of the Police Jury an instrument in writing, signed by the applicant under oath, nominating and
appointing the Secretary of the Police Jury his true and lawful agent, with full power and
authority to acknowledge service of notice of process for and on the behalf of such applicant;
and service of summons in any action brought upon the applicant's bond shall be deemed
made when served on the Secretary of the Police Jury.
Upon receipt of an application for a permit required by this Article, the original shall be
referred to the Sheriff, who shall cause such investigation of the applicant's business and
moral character to be made as he deems necessary for the protection of the public good. The
Sheriff shall complete his investigation within one week of receiving the application.
If, as a result of investigation, the applicant's character or business responsibility is found
to be unsatisfactory, the Sheriff shall endorse on the application his disapproval and his
reasons for the same, and return the application to the Secretary of the Police Jury, who shall
notify the applicant that his application is disapproved and that no permit shall be issued.
If, as a result of investigation, the character and business responsibility of the applicant are
found to be satisfactory, the Sheriff shall endorse on the application his approval, execute a
permit addressed to the applicant for the carrying on of the business applied for and return the
permit along with the application to the Secretary of the Police Jury, who shall, upon payment
of any required fee, deliver the permit to the applicant.
The Secretary of the Police Jury shall keep a permanent record of all permits issued under
Every peddler having a permit issued under the provisions of this Article and doing
business within the Parish shall display his permit upon the request of any person, and failure
to do so shall be deemed a Misdemeanor.
Every permit issued under the provisions of this Article shall be valid for the period of time
stated therein, but in no event shall any such permit be issued for a period of time in excess of
twelve (12) months.
Any permit issued under the provisions of this Article may be revoked by the Police Jury
for the violation by the permitee of any applicable provision of this Code, State Law or Parish
Ordinance, Rule or Regulation.