Hampden Township requires a Peddler’s/Solicitor’s Permit for anyone engaged in door-to-door sales of merchandise, goods and services, subscriptions or any other type of sale including taking orders for future delivery. Peddling and soliciting is prohibited any day of the week before 9 a.m. and after 8 p.m. Individuals and organizations in need of a permit must apply at the Township Building, 230 S. Sporting Hill Road. There is a 30-day waiting period following all applications. A 30-day permit costs $25. A one-year permit is $100. Please be aware that a peddling and soliciting permit does not grant the right to set up a stand or fixed display on a street or sidewalk.
If a permit is approved, the Township will give the applicant a photo ID. Residents may ask peddlers to show their ID to prove that a permit has been issued. Following is a sample of what a Hampden Township issued Peddler’s/Solicitor’s photo ID looks like.
When the Township issues a Peddler’s/Solicitor’s Permit, it is not an endorsement of the quality or safety of the product. The purpose of the permit is to allow the Police Department to conduct a background check and to have contact information on file if a complaint about an individual or organization is received.