City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Peddling/Solicitation Permits

Current Permit Holders - Last Update:  June 28, 2018

The following entities have permits from the City for the purposes of solicitation activities in the community:

  • Edward Jones, Sean Coen, Until July 7, 2018
  • Youth Achievement of America, Candy Bars Until July 21, 2018
  • Remax Premiere Choice Realtors John Kost, Until July 28, 2018
  • College Works Painting, Until July 29, 2018
  • Aptive Environmental, Until July 29, 2018
  • Edward Jones, Steven Rockwell, Until July 29, 2018
  • Insight Pest Solutions, Until August 10, 2018
  • A Boy and his Pet Services, Until August 17, 2018
  • Southwestern Advantage Educational Books, Until August 12, 2018
  • Edward Jones, Brandy Dennis, Until August 27, 2018

Solicitation Permit Process and Application

Solicitation Permit Application - Complete Online
The City has guidelines and requirements for groups or individuals wishing to go door-to-door in the community for the purposes of selling items or services, or canvassing residents. The guidelines are as follows:

  1. Is a Peddling/Solicitation Permit required?
    • Any organization that is going door-to-door at private residences within the City of Upper Arlington in order to sell a good or service or solicit donations of any kind or size is required to obtain a Peddling/Solicitation Permit. Only one Permit is required per organization.
    • Canvassers who are going door-to-door with the sole purpose of distributing information are not required to obtain a Peddling/Solicitation Permit. If an organization does not obtain a Permit they are not allowed to solicit for donations at any time.
    • The permit does not provide permission to solicit where notice of No Solicitation or No Trespass has been provided by the property owner. This also applies to canvassing organizations not required to receive a permit.
  1. Application fee
    • There is a $50.00 application fee for a Peddling/Solicitation Permit. This must only be paid once per organization.
    • The application fee is waived for charitable, non-profit, or religious solicitation, with proof of non-profit status pursuant to Internal Revenue Code §501(C)(3).
    • If you are completing the application online via Viewpoint Cloud, this fee must be submitted in person at the time of the background check.
  1. Background check fees
    • Background checks are required for any organization selling goods or services or soliciting donations of any kind.
    • Every individual who will be going door-to-door must complete a background check.
    • There is a background check fee for each individual who needs a background check. This fee is not waived for charitable, non-profit, or religious organizations that are soliciting donations or money for membership. This fee will need to be paid in person at the time of the background check. Amount of fee is dependent on residency. 
  1. Documentation required
    • Proof of non-profit status for fee waiver, if applicable.
    • Copy of current, valid driver’s license and other current, valid, government-issued identification that includes your picture.
    • Completed Application for Peddling/Solicitation Permit with accurate information and signature.
  1. Application procedures
    1. Submit an application online
      • Attach proof of non-profit status, if applicable. $50 fee must be paid at time of application.
    2. All individuals who will be going door-to-door must come in person to complete a background check. Each will be required to pay a background check fee with the submission of a background check application. 
      • Application must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of business.
      • Permit expires 60 days after date of issuance.
  1. Municipal Code Sections
    1. Chapter 767 – Peddlers, Solicitors and Canvassers

No Solicitation Stickers

The City has made available free-of-charge two versions of a decal for use by residents. One states "No Solicitors/Peddlers" and is designed to dissuade individuals or entities wishing to sell a product or service. The second states "No Canvassers/Trespassers/Solicitors/Peddlers" and is designed to dissuade all such door-to-door activities. The decals can be obtained from the City Manager's Office or the Police Division.


Date of Record: 2018-06-28