Apply for a Solicitor's Permit

Do you want to solicit business door to door?

Individuals who want to knock on doors to sell, lease or rent consumer goods or services in the City of Orlando must get a permit.

Online

Step 1.Check your eligibility

You do NOT need a permit if:

  • You are collecting donations from your own membership or for an organization, or on behalf of a school, college or university or by an organization sponsored by such. 
  • You are a governmental agency acting within the scope of your authority or representing a candidate for election. 
  • Your solicitation is a constitutionally guaranteed exercise of your First Amendment rights.

Step 2.Gather your materials

You will need to provide:

  • Name of your employer, their business tax receipt number and other details about your job.

Step 3.Complete an application

Fill out the application and print a copy.

Complete the Form  

Step 4.Receive Orlando Police Department approval

An appointment is required. Schedule a Fingerprinting appointment with the Orlando Police Department at 1250 West South Street.

You will need to bring your completed application with you.

Schedule Your Appointment

Step 5.Upload your approved application

Submit the Form 

Step 6.Pay the fee

After your application has been processed, you will receive an invoice to pay the fee. You can view any fees that are due and pay them using our Permit Lookup tool.

Pay Fees

Step 7.Notify the city of your payment

Reply to the payment email and the Solicitor’s Permit will be sent to you via email.

Step 8.Receive your permit

Download and print your permit. Make sure you place your picture on the designated area and sign.  

Step 9.Renew your permit

If you continue to solicit, you will be required to renew your Solicitor's Permit prior to the expiration date.

Please follow steps 3 through 9. There is a $10 fee for renewal.

Renew Your Permit

 

Dangerous and aggressive behavior is prohibited. According to City Code, solicitors may not: 

  • Block the entrance or exit of any legal parking area or structure.
  • Harass people.
  • Follow anyone or group with the intent to harass them.
  • Continue to actively solicit someone after receiving a clear refusal.
  • Solicit someone who is using an automated teller machine (ATM).
  • Enter private property when a “No Solicitors” sign is posted.
  • Collect anything from, or give anything to, the occupant of a vehicle stopped at a traffic light or stop sign.