Current Valid Soliciting Permits
The City of New Brighton requires the use of a soliciting permit prior to conducting door to door sales. The permit requirement does not apply to candidates for political office, cub scouts or girl scouts. If someone comes to your door selling items and they do not provide you with a permit issued by the City of New Brighton, call 911 and an officer will attempt to locate the individual.
The Following Businesses Currently Possess a Valid Solicitors Permit:
- Thomas Hoffman, Edward Jones-Valid February 16-December 31
- Comcast-Valid November 19-December 19
Section 20 of the New Brighton City Code requires any of the following to possess a valid solicitors permit which is obtained from the New Brighton Public Safety Center located at 785 Old Highway8 NW.
- Handbill Distributor. A person who engages in the distribution of advertising matter other than by means of the United States mail.
- Newspaper. Published matter that consists of at least sixty percent news items and no more than forty percent advertising.
- Peddler. A person with no fixed place of business who goes from house to house, place to place, or street to street carrying or transporting goods, wares, or merchandise and offering or exposing them for sale, or making sales and deliveries to purchasers.
- Solicitor. A person who goes from house to house, place to place, or street to street soliciting, taking, or attempting to take orders for goods, wares, or merchandise including books, periodicals, magazines, or personal property of any nature for future delivery. “Solicitor” does not include a person taking or attempting to take orders to be filled by goods, wares, or merchandise delivered to the purchaser from other states.
- Transient Merchant. A person who engages temporarily in the business of selling and delivering goods, wares, or merchandise within the City, and who for this purpose, hires, leases, uses, or occupies any building, structure, vacant lot, motor vehicle,
What Does a Permit Look Like?
Any person or business which is listed above is required to be displayed to anyone who requests it and will be a printed letter on letterhead of the New Brighton Department of Public Safety indicating the possessor has undergone a background check and paid the requisite permit fee.