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Solicitors Licensing

Each individual desiring to engage in door-to-door solicitation within the City of Provo, prior to doing so, is required to obtain a solicitors permit (Chapter 6.09). Solicitors permits are issued by the City Licensing official and are valid for one (1) year. Each solicitor will be issued a photo ID badge that is required to be worn at all times while soliciting in Provo City limits. For questions please call (801) 856000.

Each individual soliciting is required to submit the following information at the time of applying for a solicitor’s permit:
  1. Completed application form for solicitor registration
  2. Picture Identification (verification must be in person)
    • a valid driver’s license issued by any State
    • a valid passport issued by the United States
    • a valid identification card issued by any State
    • a valid identification issued by a branch of the United State Military
  3. Proof that the entity has registered with the Utah State Department of Commerce
  4. A special events sales tax number
  5. Any other licenses, permits, registrations, or other qualifications required by federal or state law to promote, provide, or render advice regarding the offered goods or services.
  6. A BCI background check (or equivalent background check from the applicant's home state if the applicant is not a Utah resident)
  7. Registration, Permit, and I.D. Badge Fee ($76.00)
Solicitor permits, certificates and I.D. badges are Non-Transferable.


EXEMPTIONS

The following are exempt from registration under this Chapter (Chapter 6.09.040)

  • a person specifically invited to a residence by a competent individual prior to the time of the person's arrival at the residence.
  • a person whose license, permit, certificate or registration with the State of Utah permits the person to engage in door-to-door solicitation to offer goods or services to an occupant of the residence.
  • a person delivering goods to a residence pursuant to a previously made order, or a person providing services at a residence pursuant to a previously made request by a competent individual.
  • a person advocating or disseminating information for, against, or in conjunction with, any religious belief, or political position regardless of whether goods, services, or any other consideration is offered or given, with or without any form of commitment, contribution, donation, pledge, or purchase.
  • a person representing a charitable organization. The charitable exemption shall apply to any student soliciting contributions to finance extracurricular social, athletic, artistic, scientific or cultural programs, provided that the solicitation has been approved in writing by the student's school administration, and that such student solicitors carry current picture student identification from the educational institution for which the student is soliciting.

Persons exempt from registration are not exempt from the duties and prohibitions set forth in Sections 6.09.170,6.09.180 and 6.09.190 of this Chapter while advocating or soliciting.