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Peddler License

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the business of peddler within the City of Quincy without first having obtained a license therefore; provided however, that this section shall not apply to farmers or gardeners exclusively selling the produce of their farms or gardens; to the peddling of fruit and vegetables from a basket by the person raising the same; or to the peddling of newspapers.

 

Definition of Peddler

  1. Every person, firm or corporation by whatever name who is engaged in the business of selling and delivering, or offering for sale and delivery, any goods, wares, merchandise or commodities whatsoever, which the person carries or transports:

         (a)  While traveling from place to place;
         (b)  Stationed on or along any street alley or public place in the city; or
        (c)  From any pushcart, automobile or other vehicle traveling from place to place or stationed on or along any street, alley or public place.

  2. The term PEDDLER shall include, but not be limited to, a person, firm or corporation seeking to transfer any goods, wares, merchandise or commodities in consideration of a charitable donation.  The term PEDDLER shall not be construed to include any person merely taking orders for the delivery of goods, wares, merchandise or commodities to be shipped in the course of interstate commerce; any person making or offering to make any sale or delivery incidental to the conduct of another business which the person is lawfully conducting; or to any person duly registered as a solicitor pursuant to Chapter 123 of this code.  The term PEDDLER shall also not be construed to include any person, firm or corporation personally invited to a residence or business establishment by an owner or occupant thereof prior to the person, firm or corporation entering upon the premises. For this purpose, a notice as provided in ยง 120.11 shall not be considered a personal invitation.

  3. The term PEDDLER shall include, but not be limited to, a person, firm or corporation which sells, gives away, or transfers animals while traveling from place to place; or stationed on or along any street, alley or public place in the city; or from any pushcart, automobile or other vehicle traveling from place to place or stationed on or along any such street, alley or public place.


 

How to obtain a license

 

 

For More Information:
City Clerk
City Hall 
730 Maine Street, First Floor
Quincy, Illinois 62301
217-228-4510

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