Hampton approves new regs for peddlers and solicitors

The Hampton City Council passed a new ordinance at its April 9 regular meeting that makes changes to the city’s code regarding solicitors and peddlers. The action was in response to complaints that those engaged in such business “have approached residents at obscene hours creating alarm for safety,” according the new ordinance. All such individuals wishing to do business within the city must have obtained licensing from City Hall, provide proof of liability insurance and signed authorization for the city to complete a criminal background check. Specific hours and days for approved transient selling are also included in the new ordinance.

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