All solicitors, including nonprofit organizations, are required to register with the city.
How to apply
If you are a peddler or solicitor, please follow the steps below to obtain a license.
- Complete the peddler/solicitor license application and refer to the application instructions for more details. Applications are also available at the St. Louis Park Police Department Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Bring the completed application, your valid government-issued ID and the $150 per-person application fee to the police department. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted. The application fee may be waived for non-profits and Interstate commerce. To be eligible, you must submit a tax-exempt document from the Secretary of State, stating your organization is registered as a nonprofit 501(c)3, or for businesses not based in Minnesota, the Certificate of Registration (Business Certificate) from the state where the business was registered. If applicable, also bring your organization’s workers compensation certificate (Certificate of Liability Insurance).
Allow adequate time if completing the application in-person. Completed applications are accepted Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each person applying for a solicitor permit must appear in person with their completed application and government-issued ID.
- Once approved, the police department will contact you to come in and have your photo taken. After your photo is taken, your permit card will be issued.
Note: Your permit may be immediately suspended or revoked by the city for good cause. Please refer to the City Code for revoked causes, prohibited activities and the notification process.
For more information, view the peddler or solicitor application FAQs.