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Peddlers, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants
For-profit sales of products and services requires a license from the city. Only licensed peddlers and solicitors will have a license and photo ID badge issued by the city. It should be noted that the city does not endorse any products or services being sold by issuing this license.

Non-profit, charitable, or religious groups do not need a license unless they pay their solicitors. However, the city does request that charitable organizations register with the city so we can inform police and residents of your presence.

Types of applications

Solicitor & Peddler - a license is needed if you plan to go door-to-door selling products or services, or taking future orders within the city. 

Transient Merchant - a license is needed for those who are planning on selling products from a temporary location within the city, such as in the parking lot of a retail business. You may also need a General Planning Permit application and should contact the Planning Department to find out more information about this permit.

How do I know if they're licensed?

Every resident and business has the right to prohibit peddlers and solicitors from their property. If you post a sign on your home or business that prohibits solicitors, they are not permitted to approach your property. If a solicitor approaches you, you have the right to ask to see their city-issued license and photo ID badge.
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     IDs are printed with the photograph of the solicitor taken by a city employee


If they cannot show it to you or they state they are licensed by the State of Minnesota, you have the right to call the police department using 9-1-1 as a non-emergency to report an unlicensed solicitor in your neighborhood.

The list below is updated as new peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants are approved.
 Company  Name   Issued  Purpose  Expires
 Brain Freezze  Michelle Remick       01/24/2017  Ice Cream Truck  12/31/2017
         
 Winta Ice Cream   Fasil Agegnehu  02/28/2017  Ice Cream Truck  12/31/2017
         
 N/A  Allen Pantelis  04/04/2017  Sells kites, ground spinners, etc.
 from the parking lot of Wash-n-Fill,
 18296 Zane Street NW
 Fridays through Sundays, May-Sept.
 09/30/2017
         
 Polar Builders  Rick Bonine  04/13/2017  Door to door soliciting storm restoration, windows,  roofs, siding, etc.  12/31/2017
         
 Blaine Anoka Ice Cream   Faysal Hasan  05/22/2017  Ice Cream Truck  12/31/2017
         
 Tony's Dogs   Camilo (Tony)  Vega  05/26/2017  Operate a hot dog cart in front of Menards
 19521 Evans Street NW
 Thursdays - Sundays, June-Sept. 
 09/30/2017
         
 Aptive Environmental  Chase Howell  06/14/2017  Door to door soliciting pest control services  12/31/2017
         
 Aptive Environmental
 Kyler Howell  06/14/2017
 Door to door soliciting pest control services
 12/31/2017
         
 Aptive Environmental
 Dylan Melander  06/14/2017
 Door to door soliciting pest control services
 12/31/2017
         
 Aptive Environmental
 Tyler Melander  06/14/2017
 Door to door soliciting pest control services
 12/31/2017
         
 Aptive Environmental
 Kyle Moore  06/14/2017
 Door to door soliciting pest control services
 12/31/2017
         
 Southwestern Advantage  Books  Sanita Aldina 06/23/2017  Door to door soliciting books  12/31/2017
         
 Clean Water Action  Benjamin  Andrews  Exempt  Canvass on behalf of non-profit Clean Water Action  07/31/2017
         
 Clean Water Action
 Grace Barcelow  Exempt
 Canvass on behalf of non-profit Clean Water Action
 07/31/2017
         
 Clean Water Action
 Cassandra Bell  Exempt
 Canvass on behalf of non-profit Clean Water Action
 07/31/2017
         
 Clean Water Action
 Kirk Bidne  Exempt
 Canvass on behalf of non-profit Clean Water Action
 07/31/2017
         
 Clean Water Action
 Joseph Hanson  Exempt
 Canvass on behalf of non-profit Clean Water Action
 07/31/2017
         
 Clean Water Action
 Shaquima
 Johnson-  McSwain
 Exempt
 Canvass on behalf of non-profit Clean Water Action
 07/31/2017
         
 Insight Pest Solutions  Cullen Costello  07/20/2017  Door-to-door soliciting pest control services   12/31/2017
         
 Insight Pest Solutions  Trey Stalding  07/20/2017  Door-to-door soliciting pest control services   12/31/2017
         
Questions? Please contact Administration at 763.635.1000.