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Solicitation Permit Application


  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Criminal Background Investigation
  • Step One

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    2. Solicitation Permit Application

      No person shall engage in solicitation in the Town of Erie without first obtaining a solicitation permit. The fee - $100 annually/per person. Permits are nontransferable. Permits expire one (1) year from the date of issuance. Any owner or occupant of private property in the Town may prohibit solicitation by registering on the Town's 'Do Not Solicit' list or have signs posted.

    3. Solicitor Information

    4. Residential Address

    5. Mailing Address

    6. Have you...

      Within the past 5 years, been convicted of a felony for crimes against the person or property of another?

    7. Have you...

      Ever been convicted for any crime committed while engaged in solicitation in the Town of Erie?

    8. Please provide an explanation including dates, description, and jurisdiction in which you were convicted.

    9. Describe intended activity, or attach copy of literature to be distributed. Brief explanation of the nature of the merchandise to be sold.

    10. Organization or Business Information

    11. Acknowledgement

      Solicitation is prohibited before 8 a.m. or after the later of 8 p.m. or sunset. No person, other than the Town or its designees, shall fasten or deposit in any manner any notice, poster, or other advertising or promotional material without the permission to do so from the owners or occupants. Each permittee shall carry the solicitation permit and personal identification at all times while engaging in solicitation, and shall present such identification upon request.

    12. Grounds for Denial

      Unless the Town Clerk finds grounds for denial, the Town Clerk shall issue the solicitation permit withing seven (7) days of receipt of a complete application. The Town Clerk may deny the application for Failute to comply with provisions of the code, Felony convictions, and convictions of any crime committed while engaged in solicitation in the Town. Appeals may be submitted to the Board of Trustees.

    13. Signature

      By signing below, I authorize the Town of Erie to conduct a background check. Also, by signing below, I agree to abide by the terms, conditions, and requirements of Chapter 6 of the Town of Erie municipal code (the 'code') and I understand that in addition to any civil or criminal penalties authorized by the code, the Town of Erie may revoke my permit to solicit, sell, deal or canvass within the Town limits should I fail to abide by said code.