Peddlers, Solicitors & Transient Merchants Permit

Peddlers, Solicitors & Transient Merchants require a Soliciting Permit Application (PDF) .  See City Code Ch 12-Ariticle III for further information. 

Peddler means a person who goes from house-to-house, door-to-door, business-to-business, street-to-street, or any other type of place-to-place movement, for the purpose of offering for sale, displaying for sale, selling or attempting to sell, for immediate delivery, the goods or services that the person is carrying or otherwise transporting.  

Solicitor means a person who goes from house-to-house, door-to-door, business-to-business, street-to-street, or any other type of place-to-place movement, for the purpose of obtaining or attempting to obtain orders for the sale of goods, merchandise, subscriptions or services for future delivery or seeks donations for any organization by the means of going door-to-door. 

Transient merchant means a person who temporarily sets up business out of a vehicle, trailer, boxcar, tent, other portable shelter, or empty storefront for the purpose of exposing for sale, selling or attempting to sell goods, who does not remain in any one location for more than 14 consecutive days. The term "transient merchant" does not include a person who sells or attempts to sell goods on property which the person owns or legally occupies.