9.04.200 Peddlers and solicitors.

Every person engaged in the business of soliciting or peddling any goods, wares, merchandise or other things of value, not otherwise specifically licensed by this chapter or any ordinance of the City, shall pay a license fee annually as provided in Section 9.04.235.

A.    For the purpose of this chapter, "peddling" means going from house to house, place to place, or in or along the streets, within the City, selling and making immediate delivery of, or offering for sale and immediate delivery of, any goods, wares, merchandise or anything of value, in possession of the peddler, but does not include selling and delivering, and offering to sell and deliver, items of food and drink for immediate human consumption by a vendor to regular customers along established routes where such sales and deliveries and offers of sale and delivery are made only to such regular customers on the premises of their place of residence or their place of employment or business, in accordance with invitations previously made to such vendor to make regular calls at specific intervals at such premises for the purpose of making sales and deliveries of such items of food and drink for immediate human consumption.

B.    For the purpose of this chapter, "solicitor" means any person who engages in the business of going from house to house, place to place, or in or along the streets within the City of Berkeley selling or taking orders for, or offering to sell or take orders for, goods, wares, merchandise or other things of value for future delivery, or for services to be performed in the future.

C.    This section does not include peddlers of personally manufactured articles or produce specifically licensed in Section 9.04.205. (Ord. 5017-NS § I (part), 1977)