Section 505.94 | Registration and regulation of transient vendors.
(A) A board of township trustees may, by resolution, require the registration of all transient vendors within the unincorporated territory of the township and may regulate the time, place, and manner in which these vendors may sell, offer for sale, or solicit orders for future delivery of goods. A board of township trustees also may, by resolution, prohibit solicitation at any residence at which the owner or tenant has posted a sign on the property prohibiting solicitation or for which the owner or tenant has filed a no solicitation registration form with the township, on a form prescribed by the board. If the board requires the registration of all transient vendors, it may establish a reasonable registration fee, not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars for a registration period, and this registration shall be valid for a period of at least ninety days after the date of registration.
Any board of township trustees that provides for the registration and regulation of transient vendors under this section shall notify the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the township is located of its registration and regulatory requirements. No transient vendor shall fail to register or to comply with regulations established by a board of township trustees under this division.
This division does not authorize a board of township trustees to apply a resolution it adopts under this division to any person invited by an owner or tenant to visit the owner's or tenant's premises to sell, offer for sale, or solicit orders for future delivery of goods.
(B) As used in this section:
(1) "Goods" means goods, wares, services, merchandise, periodicals, and other articles or publications.
(2) "Transient vendor" means any person who opens a temporary place of business for the sale of goods or who, on the streets or while traveling about the township, sells or offers for sale goods, solicits orders for future delivery of goods, or attempts to arrange an appointment for a future estimate or sales call. "Transient vendor" does not include any person who represents any entity exempted from taxation under section 5709.04 of the Revised Code, or any person licensed under Chapter 4707. of the Revised Code.
Available Versions of this Section
- September 21, 2006 – House Bill 385 - 126th General Assembly [ View September 21, 2006 Version ]
- September 29, 2017 – Amended by House Bill 49 - 132nd General Assembly [ View September 29, 2017 Version ]