The existing ordinance states no person shall peddle, solicit, hawk, sell or take orders for or offer to take orders for any item or service at a private residence in the city after sunset Monday through Saturday. Solicitation is not allowed on Sunday.
If approved, the amendment would change the hours of operation to the following:
- Standard time: allowed at a private residence from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
- Daylight savings time: allowed at a private residence from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
In addition, the existing ordinance states that permits issued by the police department expire within 90 days from the date of issuance. Each permit may be renewed once for an additional 90-day term at no additional cost unless additional solicitors are added to the permit, which requires a fee of $50 per additional solicitor. In an effort to be more cost/time effective, staff suggests extending the expiration of permits to 180 days from the date of issuance.