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?2019 ID BADGE SOLICITOR

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.

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 Purpose
American Dream Home Improvement Inc. Cole Spencer Door-to-door offering home improvement services
Aptive Brady Abbott Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Nicholas Abplanalp Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Richard Brooks Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Benjamin Burden Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Hunter Burton Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Levi Cunningham Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Lucas Farnsworth Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Nicholas Farnsworth Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Kendrec Frisby Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Shem Guymon Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Justin Jennings Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Connor Kemp Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Matthew Kirkman Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Wyatt Meng Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Taylor Pass Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Adrien Pelletier Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Alexander Robison Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Tina Ruiz Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Harrison Sacks Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Jaden Sitterud Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Logan Sondrup Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Clarence Spencer Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Garrett Taylor Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive John Walker Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Charles Wood Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Aptive Harrison Wood Door-to-door soliciting pest control services
Blaine Anoka Ice Cream Faysal Hasan Operate ice cream truck
Brain Freezze  Michelle Remick Operate an ice cream truck
Caliber Communications Zachary Anderson Door-to-door soliciting telecommunication services
Charter Communications/Spectrum Brandon Matthies Door-to-door soliciting services on behalf of Charter Communications/Spectrum
College Bound Canvassing Nicholas Swanson Door-to-door selling pizza cards
Southwestern Advantage Raina Berzina Door-to-door soliciting books and other educational materials
Tony's Dogs Camilo Antonio Vega Operate a hot dog cart from Menards
YTF Contracting Justin Thompson Door-to-door soliciting services on behalf of YTF Contracting
N/A Allen Pantelis Sell kites, ground spinners, wood carvings, etc. from Wash-n-Fill parking lot, 18296 Zane St on weekends only