Door-to-Door Peddlers & Solicitors

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.

The hand of a man knocking on a door.

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. 

Safety Tips

For your safety, remember the following:

  • All peddlers and solicitors are:
    • Required to obtain a permit from the city.
    • Required to carry their city-issued photo ID/license with them and must show it a upon request.
    • Restricted to operating between the hours of 9AM and 7PM, and they are not allowed to solicit on Sundays and state or national holidays.
  • Owners and occupants should:

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.

Download the Solicitor/Peddler License Application