Chapter 5.08


5.08.010    Purpose.

5.08.020    Geographic applicability.

5.08.030    Prohibition for stationary vending on County streets and sidewalks.

5.08.040    Exemptions.

5.08.050    Restrictions applicable to exempt vendors.

5.08.060    Violation.

5.08.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit stationary commercial vendors from using streets and sidewalks as a place to sell or offer to sell goods or wares in the County. (Ord. 6-2010 § 2)

5.08.020 Geographic applicability.

This chapter shall apply to those areas of the County located within the boundaries of the unincorporated urban growth areas of Eastsound and Lopez Village and within the boundaries of the activity centers of Olga, Deer Harbor, and Orcas as those boundaries are established by San Juan County. (Ord. 6-2010 § 3)

5.08.030 Prohibition for stationary vending on County streets and sidewalks.

Subject to SJCC 5.08.020 it shall be unlawful for any vendor to sell or offer to sell any items or products while located on any County road rights-of-way, streets or sidewalks. (Ord. 6-2010 § 4)

5.08.040 Exemptions.

Vendors shall be exempt from the prohibition when engaged in the following activities:

A. Sales of newspapers;

B. Temporary sales and activities of charitable, religious or fraternal, nonprofit organizations, corporations which have received tax exempt status under 26 USC 501(c)(3) or other similar civic, charitable or nonprofit organizations (such as Girl Scouts, Lions, Kiwanis, youth groups, school groups, etc.);

C. Sales by persons who have been approved for stationary sales in connection with County-authorized events such as fairs and parades in which the streets are closed pursuant to SJCC 10.04.010 and WAC 308-330-270(7). (Ord. 6-2010 § 5)

5.08.050 Restrictions applicable to exempt vendors.

Persons exempt pursuant to SJCC 5.08.040 shall:

A. Limit the linear use of the street to no more than four feet;

B. Assure that the location of the vending space shall not reduce or obstruct pedestrian passage on the sidewalk by allowing at least four feet to the nearest street, trees, utility poles, traffic control signs and devices, fire hydrants, buildings, etc.;

C. Not occupy parking spaces on county property and improved county rights-of-way reserved for vehicular traffic;

D. Not solicit or conduct business with persons in motor vehicles;

E. Not leave unattended any portion of the vending unit on a sidewalk, nor remain on the public property between midnight and 6:00 a.m.;

F. Comply with applicable health regulations; and

G. Display any permit required by the ordinance. (Ord. 6-2010 § 6)

5.08.060 Violation.

Any violation of this chapter is a civil infraction and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250.00. Each day upon which a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 6-2010 § 7)