Police say some people in Zachary are peddling without proper license

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - The Zachary Police Department has issued an advisory related to peddling in the city.

Door to door sales are allowed in Zachary, only if you have applied and paid $250 for the three-day permit. Police Chief David McDavid says if someone came to your home soliciting business this week, it was illegal.

Authorities say that as of Tuesday, May 30, there are no active peddler licenses in Zachary.

One Zachary resident who expressed his concerns off camera says sometimes he just doesn't want to be bothered. "If it's good enough for them to come by, I'll find out about it and tell them to come do it."

McDavid says recently, peddlers have been violating the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rule by knocking on doors at odd hours. "I've gotten some comments that people are being very pushy on their products and they should not be that way," he said.

Police say they have also come across people copying the licenses of others and using them as their own. "If we catch them, number one, you're operating without a license and it could be a possibility if you have someone else's document, you're using their document, it could be a forgery. We're gonna' book you in the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's jail," said McDavid.

They added peddlers must have picture identification and a license with their name on it that has been issued by the Zachary Police Department.

"They have to produce a permit and a license. If they don't have that, they need to call our office and file a complaint," said McDavid.

Anyone curious about whether a person has an active peddler's license should call 225-654-1935.

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