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 that we can inform police and residents of your presence.

Types of applications

Solicitor and 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. A General Planning Permit may also be required. 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 peddler or solicitor approaches you, you have the right to ask to see their city-issued photo ID badge. IDs are printed with the photograph of the solicitor taken by a city employee.

Sample Photo ID

2018 ID BADGE SOLICITOR

If they cannot show you their ID 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.

Currently Licensed Peddlers, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants

Company Name Issued Purpose Expires
Brain Freezze  Michelle Remick 01/26/2018 Operate an ice cream truck 12/31/2018
N/A Allen Pantelis 04/19/2018 Sell wind socks, ground spinners, wood carvings, etc. out of Wash-n-Fill parking lot 09/30/2018
Tony's Dogs Tony Vega 5/4/2018 Operate hot dog cart at Menards 09/30/2018
N/A David Barnhill 05/07/2018 Door-to-door selling coupon books.  12/31/2018
Karolina Jeszke's Book Business Karolina Jeszke 06/06/2018 Door-to-door selling educational books on behalf of Southwestern Advantage 12/31/2018