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POLICY DATABASE
Policy Summary

This provision exempts certain persons from having to pay a fee to act as a transient retail merchant (but still requires them to obtain authorization). Exempted categories include persons making and selling certain homemade foods and goods when proceeds are donated to charitable causes, and farmers selling their own products grown, raised, or processed on their farms.

Background Information

State Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Name Greencastle
Jurisdiction Type Other, .
Population Size Under 5,000 People
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an exemption
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Unclear

See references to "donation," "charitable" and "philanthropic." § 141-3.

Health-related goal?
Yes

See reference to farmers selling own "produce" (fruits and vegetables). §141-3(1).

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
Yes

This provision creates a license fee exemption farmers selling products that they have grown, raised, or processed on their own agricultural property. § 141-3(A)(1)).

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 141-1

Addresses implementation?
Yes

Various application review responsibilities are assigned to the Chief of Police or his or her delegate. § 141-5.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Penalties/consequences include: revocation of authorization, fines and imprisonment. § § 141-8, -9.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 141-3 is located in Part II General Legislation, Chapter 141: Peddling and Soliciting. History: adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Greencastle 8-7-1933 by Ord. No. 2-33; amended in its entirety 7-1-1985 (Ch. 13, Part 1, of the 1985 Code); amended 3-2-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02.