For the purposes of this Article, a “transient merchant” is defined as any person, firm or corporation, whether as owner, agent, consignee or employee, whether a resident of the City or not, who engages in a temporary business of selling and delivering goods, wares and merchandise, other than food or food products, within said City and County, and who, in furtherance of such purpose, hires, leases, uses or occupies any building, structure, shop, tent, railroad boxcar, boat, or room in any hotel, motel, auto court, lodginghouse or apartment, within the City, for the exhibition and sale of such goods, wares and merchandise provided that such definition shall not be construed to include any person, firm or corporation who while occupying such location does not sell from stock, but exhibits samples only for the purpose of securing orders for future delivery, and further shall not include sales at public auction regulated by the provisions of the Police Code and Part III of the San Francisco Municipal Code, nor sale of Christmas trees or pumpkins. For purposes of this Article 3, the term “temporary business” shall mean a business conducted for less than seven (7) days in any calendar year. Any business conducted for seven (7) days or more in any calendar year must obtain a business tax registration certificate in accordance with the provisions of Part III of the San Francisco Municipal Code, to the extent applicable, including without limitation Section 1003 of Article 12-B.
(Added by Ord. 226-61, App. 8/7/61; amended by Ord. 95-00, File No. 000433, App. 5/26/2000)