Peddler/Solicitor Permits

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Any person desiring to be a Peddler or a Solicitor within the City shall file a written application for a permit to do so with the Department of Development Services - Building Inspections.  

Peddler: any person who, without invitation, travels from door to door, and offers goods,     services,     wares,     subscriptions, photographs, or other merchandise for sale, or any person engaging or engaged in the business of distributing Flyers, or advertising a commercial event, good or service. The term shall not include a Canvasser.

Solicitor: any person who, without invitation, travels from door to door and requests the donation of money, property, or anything of value, or the pledge of a future donation of money, property, or anything of value. The term shall not include a Canvasser.

* Alarm Systems Companies are registered and permitted by the State of Texas and not the City of Cedar Park. To verify if a company has the appropriate license, please refer to the Texas Department of Public Safety .

Applicable Regulations

Peddlers and Solicitors are regulated by Article 6.04 of the Cedar Park Code Of Ordinances. [Click Here]

  • Prohibition Of Peddling/Soliciting On Any Private Property: It shall be unlawful for any Peddler or Solicitor to go upon any private property if there is placed on such property in a conspicuous place upon or near the main entrance to the residence, a sign or card, not less than three (3) inches by four (4) inches in size, bearing the words “no trespassing,” “no peddlers,” “no advertisements,” “no solicitation,” “no handbills,” or any similar notice indicating in any manner that the occupants of such property do not desire to be approached by a Peddler or Solicitor.
  • Display Of Permit: All permittees shall display the permit on their person so that it remains clearly visible at all times.

  • Hours Restricted: It shall be unlawful for any Peddler, Solicitor, or Canvasser to engage in the business of peddling at any time between the earlier of 8:00 pm and thirty (30) minutes after sunset and the later of 7:00 am and thirty (30) minutes after sunrise.

VIOLATIONS:

It is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or agent to fail to comply with the requirements of this article or any provision thereof, and each such failure shall be punished as a class C misdemeanor by a fine in accordance with the general penalty provision found in section 1.01.009 of this Code. Each such person, firm, corporation, or agent shall be deemed to be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day, or part thereof, during which any violation of this article is committed or continued.

Permits Issued 
List of active permits
Application for Peddler Permit
Ordinance Governing Peddlers/Solicitors (Amended July 23, 2015) 
Online Permitting Process (Development Services)