ARTICLE II


PERMIT


SEC.

17-018.00 Required


    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.

SEC.

17-019.00 Application


    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.



    G.    A photograph of the applicant, taken within sixty (60) days immediately prior to the date of filing of the application, which picture shall be two (2) inches by two (2) inches showing the head and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and distinguishing manner;

    H.    A statement as to whether or not the applicant has been convicted of any crime, misdemeanor or violation of any municipal or Parish or County ordinance, the nature of the offense and the punishment or penalty assessed therefor;

    I.    Whether the applicant, upon any sale or order, shall demand, accept or receive payment or deposit of money in advance of final delivery;

    J.    The last five (5) municipalities, counties or parishes wherein the applicant has worked before coming to this Parish; and

    K.    Such other relevant information as may be required by the investigation of the applicant.

SEC.

17-020.00 Occupational License A Prerequisite


    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".

SEC.

17-021.00 Driver's License


    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.

SEC.

17-022.00 Application Fee


    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)

$10.00

    B.    The St. Tammany Parish Police Jury

15.00

    C.    Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish

5.00

to cover the cost of issuance thereof. (Ord. No. 85-510, adopted 10/17/85)

SEC.

17-023.00 False Information


    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.

SEC.

17-024.00 Fingerprints


    At the time of making application for a permit required by this Article, the applicant shall submit to fingerprinting by the Sheriff.



SEC.

17-025.00 Bond


    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 solicitors.

SEC.

17-026.00 Service Of Process


    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.

SEC.

17-027.00 Investigation


    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.

SEC.

17-028.00 Denial


    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.

SEC.

17-029.00 Issuance


    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.

SEC.

17-030.00 Contents



    Each permit issued under this Article shall contain the signature and seal of the issuing officer and shall show the name, address and photograph of the permitee, the class of permit issued and the kind of goods to be sold thereunder, the amount of fee paid, the date of issuance and the length of time the same shall be operative, as well as the permit number and other identifying description of any vehicle used in such business.

SEC.

17-031.00 Record


    The Secretary of the Police Jury shall keep a permanent record of all permits issued under this Article.

SEC.

17-032.00 Display


    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.

SEC.

17-033.00 Duration


    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.

SEC.

17-034.00 Revocation


    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.



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