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The City of Port Wentworth is authorized to issue a peddlers license to those who wish to engage in the business of peddling goods, ware, merchandise, soliciting orders for goods or services, or for the offering of services for repair or improvement of real property.
The word "peddler" is any individual, whether a resident of this City or not, traveling by foot, wagon, automobile, motor truck or any other type of conveyance, from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street:
No permit will be issued unless the applicant has first obtained the required city business license.
At the time of filing the peddlers application, a fee of six dollars ($6.00) must be paid to cover the cost of investigation of the facts stated therein. The applicant must also pay all fees associated with the occupational tax registration. Click here to learn more.
Upon receipt of an application for a permit, the applicant will be referred to the Director of Public Safety, who shall cause such investigation of the applicant's business and moral character to be made as he deems necessary for the protection of the public good. The Director of Public Safety shall complete his investigation within one (1) week of receiving the application.
At the time of filing, the applicant shall also submit to fingerprinting by the Director of Public Safety or his delegate.
If, as a result of investigation, the applicant's character or business responsibility is found to be unsatisfactory, the Director of Public Safety shall endorse on the application his disapproval and his reasons for the same, and return the application to the city clerk, who shall notify the applicant that his application is disapproved and that no permit shall be issued.
Applicants for a permit must file a sworn application in writing, in duplicate, on a form giving the following information:
It shall be unlawful for any person to give any false or misleading information in connection with his application for a permit required by this article.
Peddlers License does not apply to the following:
305 South Coastal Highway
Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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