Peddler/Solicitor Sales

Any profit or non-profit agency conducting sales in the City of North St. Paul must obtain a Merchant Solicitor Sales license.

Important information about soliciting in North St. Paul:

  • The City of North St. Paul requires criminal background checks on the business owner applying for a Peddler Solicitor Sales License. The criminal background check is a mandatory part of the licensing process.
  • Licensed solicitors may operate in the City of North St. Paul from 9:00 a.m. to sunset only.
  • All licensed solicitors are required to carry a City-issued license and identification card when soliciting door to door.
  • Solicitors are not allowed to enter a property with a posted "No Solicitation" or similar sign or use aggressive sales tactics.
  • Any person gaining entrance to a residence shall immediately depart from the premises without disturbing the occupant further when requested to leave.
  • No licensee shall have exclusive right to any location
  • Licenses are non-transferable

Regulatory authority:

Chapter 119 of the Municipal Code

Licensing fees:

  • $100 per company
  • $75 per employee

Application requirements:

  1. Applicant information: Name, address, and phone number, and a physical description of the applicant (hair color, eye color, height, weight, distinguishing marks and features, and the like).
  2. Business information: Owner name, business name and address and description of business activities.
  3. Vehicle information: Make, model, year, license plate number and state of issue.
  4. Minnesota Tax Identification Number or Social Security Number.
  5. Certificate of compliance Minnesota Workers' Compensation Law.
  6. Certificate of liability insurance providing $2,000,000 accident/person and property damage.

Apply online:

Peddler/Solicitor Sales License Application