Instructions to Solicitors

Complete Soliciting Application and Consent Form in their entirety and submit them to the Clerk's office. Fees are $40 for the first application, $30 for each additional payable by check or cash.

If the applicant is an employee of a person engaged in soliciting, the name and address of the employer, together with the credentials establishing the exact employer/employee relationship.

Provide documentation showing the place of the wares, merchandise, services, items of personal property or real property are located, manufactured or produced, where such items are located at the time said application is filled and the proposed method of delivery.

Two photographs of the applicant, one photograph being a photograph taken within 120 days prior to the date of filing of the application and the other photograph being from the applicant's driver license, a copy of said driver license to be attached to the applicant's application. The photograph that is not from the applicant's driver license shall be at least 2" x 2" and shall show the head and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and distinguishing manner. In the event that the applicant does not have a driver license then the applicant shall submit a second separate photograph with his/her application, said photograph being at least 2" x 2" and showing the head and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and distinguishing manner.

No solicitor shall establish a fixed stand and/or store for solicitation upon any street, road, highway, lane, sidewalk, driveway, alley or publicly owned property.

No solicitor shall, on more than three (3) days per calendar year, solicit and/or operate or maintain any place of solicitation on any street, road, highway and/or lane and/or be permitted to use the driveways for soliciting in any manner that requires the person wishing to respond to the solicitor, when engaged in the transaction, to stand within the limits of the streets, roads, highways and/or lanes of the Village. All solicitors soliciting on any street, road, highway and/or lane on the three (3) permitted days per calendar year shall wear a safety vest approved by the Village and shall also obtain a solicitation license as required by this ordinance.

No solicitor shall obstruct any street, road, highway, lane, alley, sidewalk or driveway.

No solicitor shall enter upon and/or call upon a place of residence or business within the Village after having been expressly notified by the occupant of the place of residence or business or by a sign posted on the door facing the street of the residence or business that no solicitation is desired, or whose addresses are on a non-solicitation list.

Sales and/or solicitations may be allowed with a seasonal license issued by the Village of Beverly Hills as defined in the Definitions Section. Each person shall be issued only one seasonal license per calendar year.

A list of addresses of those persons not wanting solicitors to enter upon and/or call upon their residence and/or place of business shall be given to each person who files an application for a solicitation license in the Village of Beverly Hills.

No solicitor shall threaten or harass any resident of the Village in the course of their solicitation or in any way engage in any conduct which is or would tend to create a nuisance.

Persons may solicit door-to-door between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Penalty - Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 plus costs of prosecution or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both fine and costs and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.