Solicitors/Peddlers/Food Vendors/Tag Days
Important Solicitor Information
Solicitors must have a license from the City in order to go door-to-door in Naperville. Permitted solicitors are issued a vest by the City as well as a badge containing the solicitor's name, company and photo. (Please note that City permitting of a solicitor does not imply City endorsement of that business or service. It merely indicates that the peddler has obtained a City of Naperville permit to go door-to-door as required by City Ordinance.) If you encounter a non-permitted solicitor in your neighborhood, please call 9-1-1.
All solicitors, peddlers, food vendors and tag day participants must be licensed to operate in the City of Naperville.
Please note that no permit is needed for distributing door hangers. However, adherence to the time restrictions listed below is encouraged.
- No peddling/soliciting/tagging is allowed on Sundays or on State or Federal holidays. Other time restrictions include:
- Soliciting/Peddling - Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. only
- Tag Days - Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. only
- Mobile Food Vending - Every day, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. only
- Downtown Food Vending - Every day, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Permitted solicitors will be issued a vest by the City as well as a badge containing the solicitor's name, company and photo, similar to the example pictured at right.
Please note that the City's issuance of a permit to a solicitor or peddler does not imply City endorsement of that individual’s business or service. It merely indicates that the peddler has obtained a City of Naperville permit to go door-to-door as required by City Ordinance.
Below are the application packets (in PDF format) required for licensing by the City of Naperville:
"No Soliciting or Peddling"
Residents may post a 3"x 4" "No Soliciting or Peddling Permitted on Premises" sign or pick up a free sticker at the following locations:
City Clerk's Office
1350 Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540 TEL: (630) 420-6666
In an emergency, dial 9-1-1
Please call 9-1-1 if you see a non-licensed solicitor or peddler in your neighborhood. For all other questions contact the City Clerk's office at 630-305-5300.