NO permit is required for door-to-door soliciting. However, a Sales and Use Tax license is required for all local, home based, or remote businesses selling goods or merchandise via door-to-door. Return to the Licenses page to determine which license is appropriate, then complete and submit a Business Registration form to the City Clerk's Office.
The following regulations only apply to anyone soliciting within the City.
"Solicitor" means any person, whether as volunteer, owner, agent, consignee or employee, who travels by foot, wagon, motor vehicle, pushcart, or any other method of transportation from house to house or street to street selling or offering to sell services, food, beverages, goods or merchandise, distributing goods or information about such services, food, beverages, goods, or merchandise, or soliciting funds or other forms of assistance. A person is not a solicitor unless he or she knocks on doors or otherwise attempts to contact or speak to the occupants of a private residence.
The discussion or invitation to discuss, either verbally or in written form, a public or private issue or political or religious ideas, shall not be considered to be solicitation governed by this chapter. It shall be a violation of this chapter to solicit funds to be paid directly to the person engaged in discussion of ideas or issues.
It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or attempt to solicit or to invite or attempt to discuss, verbally or in written form, ideas and issues, or distribute written information, at any private residence which has been posted with a sign stating "no solicitations," "no trespass" or a sign with similar meaning.
Solicitors shall be allowed to solicit in residential areas between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M