Solicitors

To obtain a solicitation permit, please fill out this Solicitation Permit Application

Section 10 4 4  Residential Solicitation of Sales and Contributions  42  90 144 560 578

A. It shall be unlawful for any person, without first obtaining a permit pursuant to paragraph E, to go to the dwelling of another person with the intent to attempt to sell some product, thing or service to a person or persons at such dwelling, unless the person qualifies for one of the exemptions set forth in paragraph D.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person, without first obtaining the permission of the dwelling resident, to throw, deposit or distribute any object, item or material onto the property of the dwelling resident for the purpose of selling some product, thing, or service to a person or persons at such dwelling, unless the person qualifies for the exemption set forth in paragraph D(2).

C. For the purposes of this section, "dwelling" means any building, or portion, patio, entranceway, or front door area thereof, which is designed or used exclusively for residential purposes or purposes which are an accessory use or uses to residential use.

D. The prohibitions of this section shall not apply to the following classes of persons:

1. A person who has the permission of a resident of the subject dwelling to come to the subject dwelling.

2. A person who personally and regularly delivers a newspaper to dwellings, where (a) such person is acting within the scope of, or in furtherance of, his newspaper delivery business, and (b) where the subject dwelling is within the delivery route or delivery area in which the person personally and regularly delivers such newspaper.

3. Nonprofit organizations recognized as exempt from federal income tax under 26 U.S.C. 501(C)(3) unless the dwelling or lot upon which the dwelling is located displays a “no trespassing” sign or other sign indicating that solicitors, canvassers or peddlers are not welcome.  


E.          Any person desiring to engage in the activity described in paragraph A shall first apply to the Police Chief for a commercial solicitation permit.  The application for such permit shall be on a form supplied by the Police Chief and shall include the following information: (1) name, address, date of birth, and social security number of the applicant (2) name and address of the organization, business, or other entity that the applicant represents, (3) a brief description of the nature of the business that the organization, business, or other entity is engaged in, including the goods to be sold or the services offered, (4) the name, address, and social security number of a responsible corporate officer employed by the organization, business, or other entity, (5) proof of a valid tax license if engaged in the sale of goods, and (6) presentation of a valid driver license or identification card issued to the applicant  The Police Chief shall issue a commercial solicitation permit within three business days of the receipt of the completed application and fee.  The solicitation permit shall be valid for a period of two weeks from the date of issuance, shall state on its face its expiration date, and shall be visibly displayed at all times by the permit holder while engaged in the activity which is the subject of the permit.

F.          No person shall go to the dwelling of another person with the intent to attempt to either (1) sell some product, thing or service to a person or persons at such dwelling, or (2) solicit or request a contribution or donation of any kind from a person or persons at such dwelling between the hour of 9:00 o’clock p.m., and the hour of 8:00 o’clock a.m. the next day.

G. The permit application set forth in paragraph 10-4-4(E) shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fee prescribed in the Town of Paradise Valley Fee Schedule.

H. No Person shall enter the private property of another without the express or implied permission of the owner or lawful occupant of such property if the property has posted a sign or signs which state “No Trespassing” or other words which indicate that trespassing, soliciting, canvassing, or peddling is contrary to the wishes of the owner or lawful occupant of the subject property.