Solicitor's License

Obtaining a Solicitor's License

To obtain a solicitor's license, you must make an appointment.

Appointments are currently on Tuesday afternoons and are limited to four individuals. If you have more than four individuals needing a license, you will need to schedule multiple appointments.

Preparing for your appointment

  • Except for signatures, please complete the appropriate application form before your appointment.
  • In addition to the completed application, all individuals attending the appointment must bring their original driver's license. 

If the application form is not completed before your appointment or driver's licenses are missing, you will be required to reschedule your appointment for a later date.

Please note that appointments book out 30 days in advance. If you do not see any appointments available, please check back for additional time slots the following week.

Who needs a Solicitor's License?

Any person, both principals and agents, who shall sell, offer or expose for sale, or trade, deal, or traffic in any personal property at retail in the City by going from house to house or from place to place or by indiscriminately approaching individuals require a Solicitor's License.

No person or individual shall act as a solicitor within the city limits without first obtaining a license. It is a violation to solicit on-premises that conspicuously display a "no solicitors" sign, or a sign with similar language.

types of Solicitor's Licenses

There are two types of Solicitor's Licenses:

  1. Regular Solicitor's License Fee: $30.00 (Background check required)
  2. Exempt Solicitor's License No Charge

Who is eligible for an exemption?

  • Farmers, gardeners, or other persons who sell, deliver, or peddle agricultural, horticultural, or farm products (including fruits, vegetables, berries, eggs, or other edibles) which they have grown, harvested, manufactured, or produced, provided that this exception does not apply to the sale of firewood.
  • Charitable, religious, or non-profit organizations or corporations which have received tax-exempt status under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) or other similar civic, charitable, educational, political, or non-profit organizations.
  • Newspaper subscription solicitors and vendors of books and periodicals.
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