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Policy Summary

This provision exempts people selling fresh farm products (among other exemptions) from a requirement that mobile peddlers, vendors, and canvassers obtain a permit to operate within the town.

Background Information

State Virginia
Jurisdiction Name Abingdon
Jurisdiction Type Town/Township,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an exemption
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Refers to supervision of food sales by health officer to ensure sales are occuring in a healthy environment. See sec. 18-132(a)(6) and (a)(6)(e ) specifically.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

Sec. 18-131

Addresses implementation?
Yes

States that the health officer should collect notice of when and where food concessionaires will sell food, provide information and assistance, and conduct inspections. Sec. 18-132(a)(6).

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Violations of any provision can be a Class I Misdemeanor. Sec. 18-142.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Part II (Code); Chapter 18 (Businesses); Article VI (Peddlers, Vendors and Canvassers). Ordinances: Ord. No. 2-2006, 2-6-06; Ord. of 10-1-12.