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Fortune tellers are required to obtain a special permit from the state.

Full Text of the Law

Title 40 - Professions and Occupations
CHAPTER 41.
PEDDLERS AND HAWKERS, HORSE TRADERS AND FORTUNETELLERS
ARTICLE 5.

FORTUNETELLERS SECTION 40-41-310. Licenses required for itinerant fortunetellers.

It shall be unlawful for any person to follow the business of fortunetelling in any of the counties of this State, by traveling from place to place, without first obtaining from the clerk of the court of the county in which he wishes to follow his trade, a license permitting him to so do. Such license shall be issued by the clerks of court of the counties of this State to any person applying for it upon payment by the applicant of the sum of one hundred dollars. The license shall specify the name of the applicant and his former residence and shall be for a period of one year from the issuance thereof. But this section shall not be effective in any county until the county board of commissioners of such county authorize, by resolution, the collection of such tax. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than thirty days for each and every offense.


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