Throughout the year, door-to-door peddling, soliciting and canvassing raises questions from Blaine residents. While most of these activities are regulated by the city, they cannot be prohibited entirely.
A canvasser, for example, may go door-to-door without a permit from the city. A canvasser may be a person asking for signatures on a petition, requesting support for a political candidate or position, or seeking donations for a religious organization.
For your safety, remember the following:
All peddlers and solicitors are:
Required to obtain a license from the city.
Required to carry their city-issued photo ID/license with them and must show it a upon request.
Owners and occupants should:
Not let a peddler, solicitor, or canvasser into your home, even if they have a permit.
Direct complaints about business practices to:
Blaine City Clerk's Department at 763-785-6122 AND
Report suspicious persons or activities to the Blaine Police Department by calling 911.
Please help make neighborhoods safer by promptly reporting unlicensed solicitors or any other suspicious activity to the Blaine Police Department. Residents can always call 911 or in a non-emergency situation residents can call the non-emergency line at 763-427-1212.
Applying for a Solicitor/Peddler License
Peddler/Solicitor/Transient Merchant licenses are required for any person who goes house-to-house, door-to-door, business-to-business, street-to-street to the purpose of offering for sale, display for sale, selling or attempting to sell goods, wares, products, or merchandise.