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Peddler and Solicitor / Canvasser Permits
The City of Northville Code of Ordinances requires that Peddlers register with the City.
Peddler means any person who sells or offers to sell at retail on the city streets, or in other public places in the city, or from place to place in the city, any goods, services, or any other kind of property to the ultimate consumer of such goods, services or property. The word "person" includes both natural and corporate persons; provided, however, that this article does not apply to persons otherwise registered under the ordinances of the city or to persons who sell or offer to sell goods or other property produced, manufactured or made by such person; and provided further that payment of the fees required hereby may be waived on an individual basis by resolution of the council for good cause shown.
For complete information on Peddlers, please see the Code of Ordinances. The ordinance pertaining to Peddlers is found in Chapter 18 Businesses, Article VI, Peddlers.
Solicitors and Canvassers
The City of Northville Code of Ordinances requires that Solicitors and Canvassers register with the City.
Canvasser or solicitor means any individual, whether a resident of the city or not, traveling either 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, 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 whether he is collecting advance payments on such sales or not, including any person who, for himself or for another person, hires, leases, uses, or occupies any building, structure, tent, railroad boxcar, boat, hotel room, lodginghouse, apartment, shop or any other place within the city for the sole purpose of exhibiting samples and taking orders for future delivery. This shall not apply to any established society, labor union, association, or corporation that is organized and operated exclusively for any educational, philanthropic, benevolent, fraternal, charitable or reformatory purpose, nor operated for pecuniary profits, where no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any person, private shareholder or individual, and where the solicitation of such organization shall be conducted by members or officers thereof voluntarily and without remuneration for such solicitation, or where such solicitation may be in the form of collections or contributions at the regular exercises of any church, religious society, lodge, labor union, benevolent order or fraternity or similar organization or any branch thereof.
For complete information on Canvassers and Solicitors, please see the Code of Ordinances. The ordinance pertaining to Peddlers is found in Chapter 18 Businesses, Article VII, Solicitors and Canvassers.