Door-to-Door Solicitation

Permit Required
A permit to solicit door to door is required for any and all persons and organizations that wish to go upon any premises and ring the doorbell, knock upon or near any door, or create any sound in any other manner that is calculated to attract the attention of an occupant or owner for the purpose of engaging in any of the activities described below:
  • Seeking to obtain orders for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, foodstuffs, services, of any kind, character, or description whatever, for any kind of consideration whatever
  • Seeking to obtain prospective customers for application or purchase of insurance of any type, kind, or character
  • Seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, and every other type or kind of publication
  • Seeking to obtain gifts or contributions of money, clothing, or any other valuable thing for the support or benefit of any charitable or non-profit association, organization, corporation, or project

Application Process
Anyone who wishes to solicit must apply for a solicitors permit at the City Clerk’s Office. Applications take approximately three weeks to be processed. All applicants will undergo a background check with the Police Department. Once approved, each solicitor is required to wear a photo identification badge issued by the City Clerk’s Office around their neck so that it is visible at all times while they are soliciting.

No Solicitor Invited
If a “No Solicitor Invited” notice is displayed, the solicitor must immediately leave the premises. Any solicitor who has gained entrance to any residence, whether invited or not must immediately and peacefully depart from the premises when requested to do so.