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A. Every transient vendor, as defined in General Laws, Chapter 101, Section 1, before making any sales of goods, wares or merchandise in the City, shall apply to the City Council for a license, and shall accompany any such application with a license fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). The City Clerk, if authorized by the City Council, shall issue a license to the applicant, authorizing the sale of goods, wares and merchandise, which license shall remain in force so long as the licensee shall continuously keep and expose for sale in the City such stock of goods, wares or merchandise, but not later than the first day of April annually.

The provisions of this section shall apply to persons conducting the unsheltered, open-air sale of any goods, wares or merchandise.

B. No license shall be granted under this section until the applicant has complied with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 101, Section 3, and has exhibited to the City Clerk a license issued by the Director of Standards of the Commonwealth.

C. This section shall not apply to any person who is assessed, or is liable for assessment for personal property taxes as of January 1 of the year in which the sales are to be made. All licenses issued shall expire on December 31st of the year of issuance.

Malden-based religious, fraternal, and charitable organizations, as determined by the City Council, shall be exempt from this section.

This section shall not apply to persons who sell, on their own property, not more than twice a year, goods not purchased for resale as defined in Section 6.44.