Spring is here and so are door-to-door salespeople. All commercial solicitors are required to get a Village permit prior to going door-to-door. Along with the permit, they are required to carry a Village-issued badge that includes a photo, their name, their company and the expiration date of the license. Before engaging with any door-to-door sales person, ask to see their badge. The badge proves that the solicitor has paid their $50 fee, has been informed of the Village’s door-to-door solicitation regulations and has passed a background check by the Police Department. The permit is good for two weeks. If you encounter a commercial solicitor without a badge, please call the Police Department non-emergency number at 847.945.8636.
Commercial solicitors are prohibited from entering any private property that has posted a “No Solicitors or Peddlers” sign. Commercial solicitation is authorized between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. It is not allowed on Sundays or on a State or National holiday.
Although the Village issues door-to-door solicitation permits, it does not endorse any service or product.
Please note that these regulations apply only to commercial solicitors. Non-commercial solicitors, such as people asking for support for a charitable, political, religious or not-for-profit organization, are not required to register with the Village.