HAWKERS AND PEDLARS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   No hawker or pedlar to sell goods without licence

   3   Licence

   4   Grant of licences

   5   Duration of licence

   6   Collector to keep register

   7   Penalty on trading without Licence. Cancellation of licence

   8   Articles which may be sold without licence

   9   Constable may seize hawker or pedlar selling without licence or refusing to produce licence

   10   Goods offered or exposed for sale liable to be sold to meet penalty

   11   Penalty for producing forged licence

   12   Penalty on illegal dealing with licence

   13   How penalties recovered

      SCHEDULE

 

THE HAWKERS AND PEDLARS ACT

[Date of Commencement: 15th October, 1867]

Cap 146.

Act 31 of 1995.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Hawkers and Pedlars Act.

2   No hawker or pedlar to sell goods without licence

   It shall not be lawful for any hawker, pedlar, or other person, to go from place to place, or from house to house, to sell any goods, wares, or merchandise, or other articles of traffic (except such as are hereinafter excepted) unless such hawker, pedlar, or other person shall have a licence, as required by this Act.

3   Licence

   (1) Except as otherwise provided in section 8, no person shall carry about for sale in any parish any goods unless he is the holder either of a Class A or a Class B licence under this Act in respect of the parish in which he carries about such goods for sale.

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   (2) No person who is the holder of a Class A licence under this Act shall carry about for sale in the parish to which such Class A licence relates any goods to a total value in excess of ten dollars at any one time.

4   Grant of licences

   (1) Every licence under this Act shall be granted by the Collector of Taxes for the parish to which such licence relates upon-

   (a)   the payment by the applicant of the appropriate duty in respect of the licence applied for; and

   (b)   the production by the applicant of a certificate from the Superintendent in charge of Police for the parish in which he is ordinarily resident that he is a fit and proper person to be licensed under this Act:

   Provided that where any person applies for a licence under this Act within ten days of the expiration of any licence previously granted to him under this Act such person shall not be required to produce any certificate from the Superintendent of Police.

   (2) Every licence granted under this Act shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year in which it is granted.

   (3) Every licence under this Act shall, in the case of a Class A licence, be in the form set out as Form I in the Schedule and in the case of a Class B licence, be in the form set out as Form II in the Schedule.

   (4) The appropriate duty upon every Class A licence shall be two dollars and the appropriate duty upon every Class B Licence shall be ten dollars.

5   Duration of licence

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