Solicitor Registration and Hawker/Peddler Permit

All persons in Victoria must register as a solicitor or apply for a hawker/peddler permit if they plan to go door to door to fundraise or sell a product or service. 

Application Instructions

  • Apply for a registration or license: 
  • Pay the associated fees:
    • Via credit card by contacting Andrew Keller, Accounting Specialist, at 952-443-4216
    • Via check by mailing to or dropping off at Victoria City Hall, 1670 Stieger Lake Lane, PO Box 36, Victoria, MN 55386

Fees

  • $20 per business
  • $50 per person
  • Hawker only - $100 plus Council approval

Issued to

  • Hawker means any person selling any edible goods or products from a vehicle, or pack, going about from place to place, carrying such goods or products for the purpose of sale and delivery.
  • Peddler means any person selling any nonedible goods or products from a vehicle or pack, going about from place to place, carrying such goods or products for the purpose of sale and delivery.
  • Solicitor means any person going door to door promoting a product/service that will be followed up by representative at a later date.

Requirements

  • Fee payment required before application can be processed.
  • Licenses cannot be transferred.
  • Solicitors need to have their license available either on their person or on their phone when conducting business in Victoria.
  • Hawkers and peddlers need to have their license available either on their person or on their phone when conducting business in Victoria.
  • Groups of six or more that plan to apply for a registration or license should contact Cindy Patnode, City Clerk, at 952-443-4229 or cpatnode@ci.victoria.mn.us for more information.

Exemptions

  • This permit does not apply to:
  • Any sale under court order. 
  • Any bona fide auction sale. 
  • A sale at wholesale to a retail dealer. 
  • The sale of milk or ice. 
  • The sale of farm or garden products by the person producing same. 
  • The sale of goods or products by minors wherein the proceeds from the sale go for the support of a nonprofit organization.

Renewal

  • All licenses and registrations expire at the end of the calendar year (December 31). 
  • Applicants need to apply for a new license or registration for the new calendar year.

Resources

Contact

  • Cindy Patnode, City Clerk, 952-443-4229 or cpatnode@ci.victoria.mn.us