Peddlers, Solicitors and Canvassers

As set forth in Town & Country Ordinance No. 3991, passed on May 23, 2016, relating to Peddlers, Solicitors and Canvassers, below is information relating to the definitions and fees for each application, as well as information regarding the No Visit List.

Any residents who would like to be placed on the No Visit List can contact Mary Olsen, 314-587-2804

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DEFINITIONS:


A

PEDDLER

is a person who attempts to make personal contact with a resident at his/her residence without prior specific invitation or appointment from the resident for the primary purpose of:
1. Attempting to sell a good or service. OR
2. Obtaining orders for merchandise, services, subscriptions or products for purchase at a location away from the residence or at a time different from the time of visit. OR
3. Distributing a handbill or flyer advertising a commercial event or service.
Peddler Application

A

SOLICITOR

is a person who attempts to make personal contact with a resident at his/her residence in person or by distributing handbills or flyers without prior specific invitation or appointment from the resident for the primary purpose of:
1. Attempting to obtain a donation to a particular patriotic, philanthropic, social service, welfare, benevolent, educational, civic, fraternal, charitable, political or religious purpose, even if incidental to such purpose there is the sale of some good or service.
Solicitor-Canvasser Application

A

CANVASSER

is a person who attempts to make personal contact with a resident at his/her residence without prior specific invitation or appointment from the resident for the primary purpose of:

1. Attempting to enlist support for or against a particular religion,  philosophy, ideology, political party, issue or candidate, even if incidental to such purpose the canvasser accepts the donation of money for or against such cause. OR
2. Distributing a handbill or flyer advertising a non-commercial event or service.
Solicitor-Canvasser Application

FEES:


The fee for the issuance of each identification card shall be:

1. For a

PEDDLER

on behalf of a merchant otherwise licensed to do business within the City – No fee

2. For a

PEDDLER

acting on behalf of a merchant not otherwise licensed to do business with the City shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a license valid for three (3) months for each person to be authorized to solicit within the City limits. Peddlers may elect to pay a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for a license valid for twelve (12) months for each person to be authorized to solicit within the City limits. All fees shall be paid in advance for the period of soliciting set forth in the license application.

3. For a

SOLICITOR

 – No fee

4. For a

CANVASSER

requesting an identification card – No fee

NO VISIT LIST:


The City of Town & Country maintains a list of homeowners who restrict visits to their residential property by peddlers, solicitors and canvassers. 

Every individual licensed to peddle, solicit or canvass in the City of Town & Country is provided a copy of a current list of residents who have requested that their address be placed on the No Visit List.