Solicitor & Itinerant Merchant Application and Instructions

  • An individual, business or itinerant merchant pays a $25 fee; charitable or non-profit organizations are exempt.
  • $25 fee (cash, check, credit card) must be submitted with application.
  • Solicitor License is issued for a specific period of time not to exceed twenty-eight (28) calendar days.  No more than two (2) Solicitor Licenses will be issued in a given calendar year.
  • All solicitors must provide their own background checks.
  • All applicants must be approved by the Police Department within five days.
  • After the applicants have been approved, the City Clerk issues the permit letter.
  • No new names can be submitted for processing on the original application any later than seven days after the permit is issued.

Individuals distributing flyers DO NOT NEED A PERMIT but must place flyers at the front door of a residence.

Information Residents Need to Know

  • All solicitors (excluding charitable or non-profit organizations) must carry their permit letter on their person.
  • Solicitors must abide by "No Trespassing" or "No Solicitors, No Peddlers" signs.
  • "NO SOLICITORS/NO PEDDLERS" front door stickers are available at City Hall.
  • Solicitors may only solicit at the front door (main entrance) of a residence.
  • Hours of solicitation are as follows:
    9 a.m. - 7 p.m. during November, December, January, February, March
    9 a.m. - 8 p.m. during April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • There is no solicitation on a state or national holiday.
  • Call the Police Department at 636-537-3000 if a solicitor comes to your residence without a permit.
  • Always remember: BUYER BEWARE

Application for Solicitor License, click HERE

Application for Itinerant Merchant License, click HERE

City Clerk - Vickie McGownd
Phone: 636-537-6716
Deputy City Clerk - Amanda Hurley
Phone: 636-537-4711

690 Chesterfield Pkwy W
Chesterfield, MO 63017-0670
Fax: 636-537-4798