Per the discussion at our Annual Meeting on 8/2/2013, we asked Jim Cummings, our police liaison, to look into the issue of traveling vendors in our area. The following is his reply:
“The enforcement of Hawker/Peddler licenses does fall under the police department.
There is one licensed peddler that has been known to use a bicycle/trailer set-up both in Woods Hole and in the Heights. The business name is “Wears Woody”, however, the license is for a specific individual and not for the business itself. If it is observed that several different persons are hawking/peddling using the same business, that would be a violation since only one permit exists. In addition, it is illegal to conduct hawking/peddling within 500 feet of a beach or parking lot operated by Falmouth Beaches during the summer months.
All licensed peddlers must wear a permit on the outside of the clothing as to be visible at all times. If you suspect any violations of these rules please let me know and I will advise the day shift for proper enforcement.”
If you notice a vendor not displaying a proper license or operating within 500 feet of the beach, we encourage you to report your observation to Officer Cummings at email@example.com or 508-457-2527 x630. Detailed information (time, place, photo) is always helpful.