Section 98-45 COMMERCIAL SOLICITORS.
A. A commercial solicitor shall be defined as any person, whether a principal, agent or salesman, who engages in, does, or transacts any temporary or transient business in the town by going from house to house or from private residence to private residence for the purpose of taking orders or offering to take orders for the sale of goods, wares or merchandise or taking orders for services to be performed in the future. A commercial solicitor shall not carry goods, wares or merchandise from house to house, except those which are used for display purposes only and are not for sale. For licensing and taxing purposes a commercial solicitor shall be deemed an itinerant merchant as defined in Virginia Code Section 58.1-3717 (B.). This section shall not apply to wholesalers or to insurance underwriters. Upon written application, the Front Royal Town Council may waive the requirement of a solicitor's license for representatives of charitable, religious, civic, political, educational, service and fraternal organizations engaged in commercial solicitation exclusively for the benefit of their respective organizations. This section shall not apply to charitable or civic organizations registered under the provisions of Virginia Code Section 57-49, et seq. Every commercial solicitor shall be licensed, unless otherwise exempt under this section.
(Ord. No. 13-96 Added State Code Reference 12-16-96-Effective Upon Passage)
B. For every license to engage in business as a commercial solicitor, there shall be paid a license tax of fifty dollars ($50.) per week, up to a maximum of two hundred dollars ($200.) for any calendar year
C. Before a commercial solicitor's license may be issued, that person must possess a solicitor's permit as provided in Town Code Section 135-3 et seq.
(Ord. No. 10-86 Added Entire Section/Repealed “Itinerant Vendors” 7-28-86-Effective Upon Passage
(Ord. No. 4-98 Amended (C) 2-9-98-Effective Upon Passage)