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It is that time of year again when businesses start going door to door selling their products and/or services.  The City of St. Charles would like to remind citizens and potential solicitors that there is a process that needs to be followed before any solicitation can begin.

There are two types of solicitation; charitable and profitable.  If it is a charitable organization there is no fee; however, they still need to register with the City; if it is a profitable organization, there are fees that need to be paid during the registration process.

  • Register with the City of St. Charles;
  • Pay the application fee of $50.00 (commercial solicitation) paid at time of registration, the organization must wait for approval before soliciting may start;
  • Solicitors are not to enter the property of any premise in the city that states “NO SOLICITORS INVITED.” Residents need to have a sign posted adjacent to their entrance;
  • No person shall engage in solicitation prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. of any day. No person shall engage in commercial solicitation at any time on a Sunday or any state/national holiday;
  • No solicitation on any school property. 

Prohibitions would be persons who have been convicted of a felony and persons convicted of sex offences.  People with these convictions will not be granted a solicitors permit in the City of St. Charles.

As another reminder, if you approach a residence or business and are asked to leave, do so.  Solicitors could receive a violation for the City’s solicitation ordinance.

Residents can call the St. Charles Police Department to verify if a solicitor is registered by calling 630.377.4435. 

created Apr 07, 2014 updated Mar 23, 2018

Police Department

Phone (630) 377-4435
Monday - Friday 24 hrs.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. to midnight
Fax (630) 377-1078
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If you need a police response outside of the hours listed above, call 911.
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1515 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174