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Canvasser, Peddler and Solicitor Permit

No person shall act as a peddler or as a solicitor within the City without first obtaining an identification card in accordance with Chapter 610 Peddlers, Solicitors and Canvassers. A canvasser is not required to have an identification card but any canvasser wanting an identification card for the purpose of reassuring City residents of the canvasser’s good faith shall be issued one upon request.  The City recommends completing an application for canvasser and adherence to the “No Visit List” is required.

The fee for the issuance of each identification card shall be:
1.  For a peddler acting on behalf of a merchant otherwise licensed to do business within the City — no fee.
2.  For a peddler acting on behalf of a merchant not otherwise licensed to do business with the City — a fee of five dollars ($5.00) per day.
3.  For a solicitor (including a commercial solicitor advertising an event, activity, good or service for purchase at a location away from the residence) — no fee.
4.  For a canvasser requesting an identification card — no fee.

Each identification card shall be (when the individual for whom it was issued is acting as a peddler or solicitor) worn on the outer clothing of the individual so as to be reasonably visible to any person who might be approached by said person.  An identification card shall be valid within the meaning of this Chapter for the term requested.

Any person or organization (formal or informal) may apply for one (1) or more identification card by completing an application form on-line or by emailing the application to the City Clerk at  Please call (636) 390-1000 to schedule your appointment.

Current No Visit List
Solicitor Application