Direct Sellers in Residential Neighborhoods

Application
Obtains a Solicitor's Application (PDF) and a copy of Section from the Code of Ordinances Article V 22-286 at the City Secretary's Office.

Fingerprinting
After obtaining the application from the City Secretary, call the La Porte Police Department at 281.842.3154 or 281.842.3169 to make arrangements for fingerprinting. Each person going door-to-door must be fingerprinted.

Application Requirements
Please arrive at the City Secretary's Office with the following:
  1. Completed Solicitor's Application
  2. Fingerprinting paperwork from the Police Department
  3. Required fees listed in the fees table
  4. 3 letters of recommendation from Harris County homeowners or out-of-town homeowners
  5. If obtaining a food permit, a Harris County medallion must be provided

Fees

Type Fee Details
License Fee
$75 Annual license runs from January to December
Surety Bond
$2,000  
Solicitor's Badges
$2 This badge must be worn by each solicitor going door-to-door. This fee is also refundable if the applicant does not qualify as a City solicitor.
Approval Process
The information above will be receipted in the City Secretary's Office and then forwarded to the City Attorney's Office for review. This procedure may take approximately 1 week.

After the information is reviewed and approved by the City Attorney/City Secretary's Office, the applicant applying for the license will be notified by letter or phone.