The City of Dallas recently passed a new city ordinance regarding door to door solicitation. As of January 22, 2014, any individual or company wishing to solicit door to door will be required to obtain a solicitors permit from the City of Dallas.
The Solicitation Permit will allow soliciting between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to sunset, Monday through Saturday; except on major Holidays. At no time will soliciting be permitted at a residential premise where a sign is displayed prohibiting home solicitations. The only exemptions are people soliciting for a noncommercial purpose, including but not limited to a charitable, educational, civic, patriotic, philanthropic, political or religious purpose.
To obtain a solicitors permit you can go to the City of Dallas Website www.dallascityhall.com or the police department’s homepage at www.dallaspolice.net to complete the Solicitor’s Permit application. You will be required to bring the application to Dallas Police Headquarters at 1400 S. Lamar Street along with the following items:
- A valid state or government ID
- Two passport size photos
- $50.00 Application Fee – Payment must be made by cash, credit (Visa or Mastercard only), debit card and money orders.
- Violation Penalty for offenses under Chapter 42 of the City Code is punishable by a fine of not more than $500.