(a) Prior to conducting business or otherwise commencing operations within the Commonwealth,
a transient vendor shall register with the department. The application for registration shall be in such form and contain such information
as the department, by regulation, shall prescribe and shall set forth truthfully and
accurately the information desired by the department. This registration shall be renewed and updated annually.
(b) Upon registration and the posting of the bond required by section 248.1, 1 the department shall issue to the transient vendor a certificate, valid for one year. Upon renewal of registration, the department shall issue a new certificate, valid
for one year, providing the department is satisfied that the transient vendor has
complied with the provisions of this article.
(c) The transient vendor shall possess the certificate at all times when conducting
business within the Commonwealth and shall exhibit the certificate upon demand by
authorized employes of the department or any law enforcement officer.
(d) The certificate issued by the department shall state that the transient vendor
named therein has registered with the department and shall provide notice to the transient
(1) The transient vendor must notify the department, in writing, before it enters
the Commonwealth to conduct business, of the location or locations where it intends
to conduct business and the date or dates on which it intends to conduct business;
(2) Failure to notify or giving false information to the department may result in
suspension or revocation of the transient vendor's certificate; and
(3) Conducting business within the Commonwealth after a certificate has been suspended
or revoked may result in criminal conviction and the imposition of fines or other
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