Do door-to-door solicitors need a permit?

Persons or businesses going door to door to sell goods or request donations must obtain a solicitor's permit from the Township. Please ask anyone that knocks on your door to see their permit.  Soliciting is permitted Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Soliciting is not permitted on Sundays and national holidays,

Political, Religious and non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status are exempt and may solicit without a permit.

A non-solicitation list is maintained by the Township and provided to all solicitors. Sign up for the No Solicitation list:  No Solicitation Sign Up. 

Should a person be soliciting without a valid permit, they are subject to fines and/or arrest. If a solicitor does not have a permit or appears fraudulent, contact the police department by dialing 911. For safety's sake, never pay or donate cash or valuables to a door to door solicitor, whether they appear legitimate or not.

Solicitors Permit Application and Instructions

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