Trading in Public Places
The general purpose of this chapter of the Bylaw is:
(a) To regulate the conduct of Persons selling goods on streets, Roads, Footpaths, Council property and other Public Places; and
(b) To regulate the conduct of Persons using Vehicles to sell goods and services to the general public.
301 Licence required
301.1 No Persons, in any Public Place, shall engage in the sale of goods of any description whatsoever (except as provided in clause 308, Exemptions), without having first obtained a licence from Council.
302.1 Every Person who wishes to sell goods in a Public Place shall make written application to obtain a licence to the authorised Officer of Council. The information to be supplied by the applicant may include, but not be restricted to, the following:
(a) Name and address of the applicant;
(b) Name and address of the Person(s) selling the goods;
(c) The location/site or place of trading;
(d) The contact telephone number of the applicant;
(e) The type of goods for sale;
(f) The times which it is proposed the goods are to be sold;
(g) The type of Vehicle(s) and registration numbers if applicable;
(h) Evidence of good character.
303 Licence details
303.1 The authorised Officer in granting any licence may impose conditions. The conditions imposed may include, but shall not be restricted to, any of the following:
(a) Time and place
(b) Duration of the licence
(d) Types of goods for sale
(e) Area available for sale
(f) Persons entitled to sell
(g) Safety and hygiene requirements
(h) Use of signage
(i) Use of musical chimes or other audible devices for attracting customers
(j) Litter, cleanliness
(k) Name and address to be conspicuously displayed
(l) Site rental
304.1 Council may by resolution prescribe fees for licences and/or site rentals. Fees may differ for any class of licence as prescribed.
305 Production of licence
305.1 Every licence holder shall at all times when engaged in the sale of goods, carry the licence and show the licence on demand.
305.2 Every licence holder shall, notwithstanding the conditions of the licence, upon being requested to do so by an authorised Officer alter his/her position for sales to any other position as indicated by the authorised Officer.
306 Conditions of licence
306.1 Every Person commits an offence under this chapter of the Bylaw who does not trade in compliance with any of the conditions of a licence issued by Council.
307 Licence not transferable
307.1 A licence issued under this chapter of the Bylaw shall not be transferable to any other Person.
308.1 The exemptions allowed under this chapter of the Bylaw are as follows:
(a) Service delivery Vehicles including milk vendors;
(b) Any market, stall or stand which has a current approval under any other Bylaw, legislation, resource consent or specific resolution of Council.
Where the District Plan has rules and policies on Trading in Public Places, those rules and policies have precedent.