Peddler and Solicitor Permit Information

Requirements for Application for License

  • (1)Full name, date of birth, driver's license number, and physical description of the applicant.

    (2)Permanent home address and phone number and local address and phone number, if different.

    (3)Address of places of residence during the past three years if other than present address.

    (4)Two two-inch by two-inch photographs of the applicant taken within 60 days immediately prior to the date of the filing of the application, showing the face and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and distinguished manner.

    (5)A brief description of the nature of the business and goods to be sold.

    (6)If employed, the name, address and phone number of the employer, and a letter from the employer stating the applicant's relationship with the employer.

    (7)The length of time for which the right to do business is desired.

    (8)If a vehicle is to be used, registration and proof of insurance.

    (9)If the applicant intends to handle or sell anything for human consumption, he shall furnish with his application proof of a valid health permit issued by the county health department.

    (10)At the time of filing the application, a fee as set by resolution of the city council shall be paid to the city clerk to cover the cost of investigation.

    (11)Evidence of insurance. Each applicant hereunder shall give evidence of the fact that such solicitor, peddler, transient merchant or sales unit is adequately insured for public liability protection. The applicant shall agree to hold the city harmless for any loss or damages sustained by a third person through the conduct, activity and negligence of the applicant and shall agree to indemnify the city for any damages which it sustains due to the acts of the applicant, his agent or employees.

    (12)A comprehensive criminal history issued by a police agency within 30 days preceding the filing of each application.

  • Permits and licenses issued under the provisions of this article may be revoked by the city clerk, after notice and hearing, for any of the following causes:

    (1)Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for license;

    (2)Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement made in the course of carrying on his business as a peddler, solicitor or transient merchant;

    (3)Any violation of this article;

    (4)Conviction of any crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

    (5)Conducting the business of peddling or soliciting or acting as a transient merchant in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or to constitute a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the public;

    (6)Entering a private residence under pretense other than for soliciting or peddling;

    (7)Remaining in a private residence or on the premises thereof after the owner or occupant thereof has requested any such person to leave;

    (8)Going in and upon the premises of a private residence by such person to solicit or peddle when the owner or occupant thereof has displayed a "No Soliciting" or "No Peddling" sign on premises;

    (9)Soliciting or peddling at a private place or public place, street, sidewalk or highway in a residential area from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., or on a national holiday.